AN EVALUATION OF THE SUSTAINABILITY OF SOME BIOFUEL FEEDSTOCKS
Yusof Basiron*, Yew Foong-Kheong

Abstract
The sustainability of a biofuel feedstock must be viewed holistically on three aspectseconomic, environment and social. A single biofuel which satisfies all these aspects completely does not exist. Based on this study, among the first generation biofuels which support today's biofuel programmes, palm oil biodiesel is seen to be a very highly sustainable biofuel feedstock, exceeding the other biofuel feedstocks, including corn, rapeseed and soya. In addition, palm oil production for food also leaves behind a large source of biomass wastes which can potentially be used to produce second generation biofuels and avert the food-fuel quandary.
31 July, 2013
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