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Biofuels: Implications for land use and biodiversity
Ecological Society of America
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Biofuels, generally defined as liquid fuels derived from biological materials, can be made from plants, vegetable oils, forest products, or waste materials. The raw materials can be grown specifically for fuel purposes, or can be the residues or wastes of existing supply and consumption chains, such as agricultural residues or municipal garbage. In this series of reports, sponsored by the Energy Foundation, we explore the production and use of biofuels from an ecological perspective. These reports, which were reviewed by an Advisory Committee, are based upon scientific manuscripts initially presented at a conference in Washington, DC, on March 10, 2008. The conference was hosted by the Ecological Society of America (ESA) and sponsored by a consortium of other scientific organizations, non-governmental organizations, federal agencies, and the private sector.
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