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Issue 4, 2013
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The role of biofuels in the future energy supply

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In recent years several different arguments have been raised against the use of biofuels and their role in our future energy supply. These arguments can be divided into issues related to costs, food versus fuel, and lack of sustainability. Here we address these three points and argue that biofuels represent an essential contribution to our future energy supply and more importantly will contribute to a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions.

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The article was received on 17 Dec 2012, accepted on 21 Feb 2013 and first published on 26 Feb 2013

Article type: Opinion
DOI: 10.1039/C3EE24403B
Citation: Energy Environ. Sci., 2013,6, 1077-1082
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    The role of biofuels in the future energy supply

    L. Caspeta, N. A. A. Buijs and J. Nielsen, Energy Environ. Sci., 2013, 6, 1077
    DOI: 10.1039/C3EE24403B

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