Ecotoxicology

, Volume 18, Issue 1, pp 1–4

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

  • Alan D. Hecht
  • Denice Shaw
  • Randy Bruins
  • Virginia Dale
  • Keith Kline
  • Alice Chen
Guest Editorial

DOI: 10.1007/s10646-008-0293-y

Cite this article as:
Hecht, A.D., Shaw, D., Bruins, R. et al. Ecotoxicology (2009) 18: 1. doi:10.1007/s10646-008-0293-y

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

BiofuelsCriteriaIndicatorsSustainability

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alan D. Hecht
    • 1
  • Denice Shaw
    • 2
  • Randy Bruins
    • 3
  • Virginia Dale
    • 4
  • Keith Kline
    • 4
  • Alice Chen
    • 5
  1. 1.U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development (ORD)WashingtonUSA
  2. 2.National Center for Environmental Assessment (ORD)WashingtonUSA
  3. 3.National Exposure Research Laboratory (ORD)CincinnatiUSA
  4. 4.Environmental Sciences DivisionOak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)Oak RidgeUSA
  5. 5.AAASEPA ORDWashingtonUSA