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Biofuels versus food production: Does biofuels production increase food prices?

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  • Ajanovic, Amela

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Rapidly growing fossil energy consumption in the transport sector in the last two centuries caused problems such as increasing greenhouse gas emissions, growing energy dependency and supply insecurity. One approach to solve these problems could be to increase the use of biofuels.

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  • Ajanovic, Amela, 2011. "Biofuels versus food production: Does biofuels production increase food prices?," Energy, Elsevier, vol. 36(4), pages 2070-2076.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:energy:v:36:y:2011:i:4:p:2070-2076
    DOI: 10.1016/j.energy.2010.05.019
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    Biofuels production; Food price; Costs;

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