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The Biofuels Pipedream

First generation biofuels have been widely criticized, but even second, third and fourth generation biofuels have uncertain technical, economic and environmental viability. A full assessment of the environmental costs of biofuels reveals that the vast majority do not make sense. For biofuels to be a truly feasible alternative to oil, life cycle analysis must take into account not only CO2,…

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Duckweed Shows Promise for Second Generation Biofuel Feedstock and Wastewater Treatment

Researchers from North Carolina State University believe Duckweed will be a key to sustainable biofuel ethanol production.