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Sugarcane ethanol: Contributions to climate change mitigation and the environment
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Do biofuels help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and do they offer new sources of income to farmers, by producing biomass? Are biofuels competing with food, animal feed and contributing to higher food prices? And are biofuels directly or indirectly threatening the environment, biodiversity, causing irreversible or undesirable changes in land use and landscape? This publication aims to set the stage for the discussion about both challenges and concerns of sugarcane ethanol by providing the scientific context, the basic concepts and the approach for understanding the debate on biofuel-related issues. This book largely limits itself to sugarcane ethanol and its contribution to climate change mitigation and the environment.
Added on 27 October 2009
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