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Palm Oil Biodiesel is BAD! January 31, 2008

Posted by Andreas in Climate change, Environment, Global warming, renewable energy, Sustainable Living.

I’ve blogged about biofuels previously and although there is still a lot of enthusiasm about these alternatives to petroleum-derived fuels, there is growing evidence that in many cases, biodfuel production is detrimental to the environment. Biodiesel production from palm oil, which is a massively growing industry in Malaysia and Indonesia is particularly troublesome.

Here are three short YouTube videos that highlight some of the problems with palm oil biofuel:

Clearly there is a role for biofuels, but a lot needs to be done to ensure that they are produced in a truly sustainable fashion and don’t actually add to the problems of global warming and environmental degradation (in a positive recent development, the European Union has announced that it may ban imports of certain biofuels that are produced unsustainably).


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