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  • VIDEO – Why are advanced biofuels best used in moderation?

    Using waste and residues (used cooking oil, forestry residues, organic municipal solid waste, cereal residues for example) instead of crops would mean that no new agricultural land is needed and the issue of clearing forests for agricultural land is addressed. 


    It must be noted though that advanced biofuels aren’t a ‘silver bullet solution’. For example, some of these residues are already being used for other purposes, such as the cultivation of mushrooms and livestock bedding. Or, in the case of agricultural and forestry residues, a sufficient amount should be left on the ground to ensure soil fertility, protect biodiversity and limit soil erosion. There is a limitation on how much of these waste and residues are available sustainably.

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