Biofuel news

In what can perhaps best be described as an outbreak of common sense, the government of Denmark says that first-generation biofuels, based on food crops such as sugar, palm oil and corn, are not sustainable and will not qualify for tax breaks.

A Danish company, Novozymes, estimates it will be four to five years before the second-generation fuels are on the market. These will be based on enzyme systems that can break down cellulosic material, and they will offer an 85% cut in carbon emissions, including the energy needed to produce them.

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