The Biofuel Delusion: The Fallacy of Large Scale Agro-Biofuels Production (Paperback)

The Biofuel Delusion: The Fallacy of Large Scale Agro-Biofuels Production By Mario Giampietro, Kozo Mayumi, Jerome Ravetz (Foreword by) Cover Image

The Biofuel Delusion: The Fallacy of Large Scale Agro-Biofuels Production (Paperback)

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Faced with the twin threats of peak oil and climate change, many governments have turned for an answer to the apparent panacea of biofuels. Yet, increasingly, the progressive implementation of this solution demonstrates that the promise of biofuels as a replacement to fossil fuels is in fact a mirage that, if followed, risks leaving us short of power, short of food and doing as much damage to the climate as ever -- let alone the consequent impact on biodiversity due to additional loss of habitat for agricultural production and on rural development due to the additional stress on traditional farming systems. Worse still, these risks are being ignored.

In this definitive expos Mario Giampietro and Kozo Mayumi present a theoretical framework and exhaustive evidence for the case against large scale biofuel production from agricultural crops. This book will be vital, sobering reading for anyone concerned with energy or agricultural policy, or bioenergy as a complex system.

Mario Giampietro is an ICREAn Research Professor at the Universitat Autonoma Barcelona, Spain. Kozo Mayumi is a Professor at the University of Tokushima, Japan.
Product Details ISBN: 9781138866973
ISBN-10: 1138866970
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: June 25th, 2015
Pages: 336
Language: English