Guest Editorial


, Volume 18, Issue 1, pp 1-4

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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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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.


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