Sunday, December 18, 2005

The Energy Blog: Bioenergy Feedstock Information Network

As the world makes moves towards biofuels, the source of the biological material is going to become important. For example I've noted earlier how current growth in biodiesel production in southeast asia is leading to deforestation of the rain forests so they can plant palm trees and grow "palm oil".

The Bioenergy Feedstock Information Network (BFIN) "is a gateway to a wealth of biomass feedstock information resources from the U.S. Department of Energy, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Idaho National Laboratory, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and other research organizations."

This is U.S. Tax Dollars at work producing a wonderful information resource. They cover all angles of biofuels, including economics, environmental impacts, sources of biomass, the supply system, and research activities.

I found this via The Energy Blog, December 17, 2005 Bioenergy Feedstock Information Network