Guest Editorial

Ecotoxicology

, Volume 18, Issue 1, pp 1-4

Good policy follows good science: using criteria and indicators for assessing sustainable biofuel production

  • Alan D. HechtAffiliated withU.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development (ORD) Email author 
  • , Denice ShawAffiliated withNational Center for Environmental Assessment (ORD)
  • , Randy BruinsAffiliated withNational Exposure Research Laboratory (ORD)
  • , Virginia DaleAffiliated withEnvironmental Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
  • , Keith KlineAffiliated withEnvironmental Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
  • , Alice ChenAffiliated withAAAS, EPA ORD

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Abstract

Developing scientific criteria and indicators should play a critical role in charting a sustainable path for the rapidly developing biofuel industry. The challenge ahead in developing such criteria and indicators is to address the limitations on data and modeling.

Keywords

Biofuels Criteria Indicators Sustainability