Do Biofuels Make Sense? Their Impacts on Food, Energy and the Environment
October 30, 2007
Regents' Professor and McKnight Presidential Chair in Ecology, University of Minnesota
The impact on the environment of biofuel production and use can vary dramatically depending on the crops used and how they are grown. Tilman’s research suggests that some high diversity grasslands could actually be net carbon sinks while producing biofuels for human use. He will evaluate the extended impact of biofuels derived from a variety of sources.