Academic Year 2013-2014

Event Title

Biofuels: The Benefits and Disadvantages as an Energy Source

Location

Alvin Sherman Library, Second Floor Gallery

Start Date

13-2-2014 12:00 PM

End Date

13-2-2014 1:00 PM

Disciplines

Natural Resources and Conservation | Natural Resources Management and Policy | Oil, Gas, and Energy

Description

This lecture will present the good and evil of biofuels as energy sources. The U.S. ethanol and biodiesel production levels are expected to meet 17% of demand for transport fuel by 2021. Currently, the major source for the mass production of biofuels is crops, such as vegetable oil, sugarcane, and corn. Can we afford using farm land and converting food crops to energy crops? Are there any other viable resources that can be used to produce liquid biofuels?

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Feb 13th, 12:00 PM Feb 13th, 1:00 PM

Biofuels: The Benefits and Disadvantages as an Energy Source

Alvin Sherman Library, Second Floor Gallery

This lecture will present the good and evil of biofuels as energy sources. The U.S. ethanol and biodiesel production levels are expected to meet 17% of demand for transport fuel by 2021. Currently, the major source for the mass production of biofuels is crops, such as vegetable oil, sugarcane, and corn. Can we afford using farm land and converting food crops to energy crops? Are there any other viable resources that can be used to produce liquid biofuels?