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The Water-Land-Food Nexus of First-Generation Biofuels

Sources:

Scientific Reports

Authors:

Maria Cristina Rulli

Davide Bellomi

Andrea Cazzoli

Giulia De Carolis

Paolo D’Odorico

Date:

3 March 2016

This report provides a global assessment of biofuel crop production, reconstruct global patterns of biofuel crop/oil trade and determines the associated displacement of water and land use. INcluded is an evaluation food-energy tradeoff and the impact an increased reliance on biofuel would have on the number of people the planet can feed.