Good policy follows good science: using criteria and indicators for assessing sustainable biofuel production
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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.
KeywordsBiofuels Criteria Indicators Sustainability
We thank Terry McIntrye (Environment Canada), Andy Miller (U.S. EPA), Bryce Stokes and Jeff Steiner (USDA), Gary Sayles (University of Tennessee), and Robin O’Malley (Heinz Center) for their review and helpful comments. The Office of the Biomass Programs of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) supported research by Virginia Dale and Keith Kline on sustainability issues related to bioenergy. Oak Ridge National Laboratory is managed for DOE by UT-Battelle, LLC under contract DE-AC05-00OR22725.
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