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Is Large-Scale Production of Biofuel Possible?

By genetically engineering certain crops, there is potential to produce biofuels commercially. Additionally: 1) Producing biofuels can decrease the world’s dependence on petroleum fuel. 2)Using biofuels can alleviate environmental contamination from fossil fuel production and use. 3)Farming bioenergy crops could improve rural economies. 4)Establishing sustainability for the biofuel sector can avoid costly production processes.

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Resource Type: Non-journal article
Audience Level: High school lower division 9-10, High school upper division 11-12, Undergraduate lower division 13-14, Undergraduate upper division 15-16, General public & informal education

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Authors and Editors: Miriam Sticklen of Michigan State University
Publisher: American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS)
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