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Food vs. fuel

Index Food vs. fuel

Food versus fuel is the dilemma regarding the risk of diverting farmland or crops for biofuels production to the detriment of the food supply. [1]

59 relations: Agave, Agricultural policy of the United States, Alternative fuel vehicle, Bioenergy in China, Biofuel, Biofuelwatch, Bioliquids, Butanol fuel, Cash crop, Cellulosic ethanol commercialization, Climate change and poverty, Climate change in the United States, Common ethanol fuel mixtures, Corn ethanol, David Blume, David King (chemist), Directive on the Promotion of the use of biofuels and other renewable fuels for transport, E85, Elaeis guineensis, Energy forestry, Energy market, Ethanol fuel, Ethanol fuel in Brazil, Ethanol fuel in the United States, Flexible-fuel vehicle, Food policy, Food security, Helix of sustainability, High-Level Conference on World Food Security, Holocene extinction, Index of sociology of food articles, Indirect land use change impacts of biofuels, Industrial crop, Isobutanol, Issues relating to biofuels, Jatropha biodiesel in India, José Manuel Barroso, Kamrun Nahar, Kelp, List of renewable resources produced and traded by the United Kingdom, Mitigation of peak oil, Oil-for-Food Programme, Palm kernel oil, Palm oil, Political positions of John McCain, Poverty in China, Price of oil, Renewable energy debate, Renewable energy in Australia, Renewable resource, ..., Second-generation biofuels, Social and environmental impact of palm oil, Sustainable biofuel, Synthetic fuel, Tallow, Transportation in the United States, Vegetable oil fuel, World energy resources, 2007–08 world food price crisis. Expand index (9 more) »

Agave

Agave is a genus of monocots native to the hot and arid regions of Mexico and the Southwestern United States.

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Agricultural policy of the United States

The agricultural policy of the United States is composed primarily of the periodically renewed federal U.S. farm bills.

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Alternative fuel vehicle

An alternative fuel vehicle is a vehicle that runs on a fuel other than traditional petroleum fuels (petrol or Diesel fuel); and also refers to any technology of powering an engine that does not involve solely petroleum (e.g. electric car, hybrid electric vehicles, solar powered).

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Bioenergy in China

China has set the goal of attaining one percent of its renewable energy generation through bioenergy in 2020.

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Biofuel

A biofuel is a fuel that is produced through contemporary biological processes, such as agriculture and anaerobic digestion, rather than a fuel produced by geological processes such as those involved in the formation of fossil fuels, such as coal and petroleum, from prehistoric biological matter.

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Biofuelwatch

Biofuelwatch is a non-governmental environmental organization based in the United Kingdom and the United States, which works to raise awareness of the negative impacts of industrial biofuels and bioenergy, on biodiversity, human rights, food sovereignty and climate change, human rights abuses, the impoverishment and dispossession of local populations, water and soil degradation, loss of food sovereignty and loss of food security.

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Bioliquids

Bioliquids are liquid fuels made from biomass for energy purposes other than transport (i.e. heating and electricity).

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Butanol fuel

Butanol may be used as a fuel in an internal combustion engine.

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Cash crop

A cash crop or profit crop is an agricultural crop which is grown for sale to return a profit.

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Cellulosic ethanol commercialization

Cellulosic ethanol commercialization is the process of building an industry out of methods of turning cellulose-containing organic matter into cellulosic ethanol for use as a biofuel.

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Climate change and poverty

In an ever-progressing world with an increasing demand for energy and technology, it is difficult to avoid climate change and its impacts on societies both locally and globally.

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Climate change in the United States

Because of global warming, there has been concern in the United States and internationally, that the country should reduce total greenhouse gas which is relatively high per capita and is the second largest in the world after China, as of 2014.

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Common ethanol fuel mixtures

Several common ethanol fuel mixtures are in use around the world.

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Corn ethanol

Corn ethanol is ethanol produced from corn that is used as a biomass.

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David Blume

David Blume is an American permaculture teacher and entrepreneur.

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David King (chemist)

Sir David Anthony King, FRS HonFREng (born 12 August 1939) is an Emeritus Professor in Physical Chemistry at the University of Cambridge, Director of the Collegio Carlo Alberto, Chancellor of the University of Liverpool and a senior scientific adviser to UBS.

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Directive on the Promotion of the use of biofuels and other renewable fuels for transport

The Directive on the Promotion of the use of biofuels and other renewable fuels for transport, officially 2003/30/EC and popularly better known as the biofuels directive is a European Union directive for promoting the use of biofuels for EU transport.

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E85

E85 is an abbreviation typically referring to an ethanol fuel blend of 85% ethanol fuel and 15% gasoline or other hydrocarbon by volume.

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Elaeis guineensis

Elaeis guineensis is a species of palm commonly called African oil palm or macaw-fat.

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Energy forestry

Energy forestry is a form of forestry in which a fast-growing species of tree or woody shrub is grown specifically to provide biomass or biofuel for heating or power generation.

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Energy market

Energy markets are commodity markets that deal specifically with the trade and supply of energy.

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Ethanol fuel

Ethanol fuel is ethyl alcohol, the same type of alcohol found in alcoholic beverages, used as fuel.

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Ethanol fuel in Brazil

Brazil is the world's second largest producer of ethanol fuel.

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Ethanol fuel in the United States

The United States became the world's largest producer of ethanol fuel in 2005.

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Flexible-fuel vehicle

A flexible-fuel vehicle (FFV) or dual-fuel vehicle (colloquially called a flex-fuel vehicle) is an alternative fuel vehicle with an internal combustion engine designed to run on more than one fuel, usually gasoline blended with either ethanol or methanol fuel, and both fuels are stored in the same common tank.

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Food policy

Food policy is the area of public policy concerning how food is produced, processed, distributed, and purchased.

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Food security

Food security is a condition related to the availability of food supply, group of people such as (ethnicities, racial, cultural and religious groups) as well as individuals' access to it.

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Helix of sustainability

The helix of sustainability is a concept coined to help manufacturing industry move to more sustainable practices by mapping its models of raw material use and reuse onto those of nature.The environmental benefits of the use crop origin sustainable materials have been assumed to be self-evident, but as the debate on food vs fuel shows, the whole product life cycle must be examined in the light of social and environmental effects in addition to technical suitability and profitability.

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High-Level Conference on World Food Security

The High-Level Conference on World Food Security was a conference held in Rome on 3–5 June 2008 under the auspices of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

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Holocene extinction

The Holocene extinction, otherwise referred to as the Sixth extinction or Anthropocene extinction, is the ongoing extinction event of species during the present Holocene epoch, mainly as a result of human activity.

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Index of sociology of food articles

Sociology of food is the study of food as it relates to the history, progression, and future development of society.

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Indirect land use change impacts of biofuels

The indirect land use change impacts of biofuels, also known as ILUC, relates to the unintended consequence of releasing more carbon emissions due to land-use changes around the world induced by the expansion of croplands for ethanol or biodiesel production in response to the increased global demand for biofuels.

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Industrial crop

An industrial crop, also called a non-food crop, is a crop grown to produce goods for manufacturing, for example of fibre for clothing, rather than food for consumption.

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Isobutanol

Isobutanol (IUPAC nomenclature: 2-methylpropan-1-ol) is an organic compound with the formula (CH3)2CHCH2OH (sometimes represented as i-BuOH).

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Issues relating to biofuels

There are various social, economic, environmental and technical issues with biofuel production and use, which have been discussed in the popular media and scientific journals.

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Jatropha biodiesel in India

Biofuel development in India centres mainly around the cultivation and processing of Jatropha plant seeds which are very rich in oil (40%).

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José Manuel Barroso

José Manuel Durão Barroso (born 23 March 1956) is a Portuguese politician who is the current non-executive chairman at Goldman Sachs International.

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Kamrun Nahar

Kamrun Nahar is a Bangladeshi soil scientist and environmentalist.

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Kelp

Kelps are large brown algae seaweeds that make up the order Laminariales.

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List of renewable resources produced and traded by the United Kingdom

This list of renewable resources produced and traded by the United Kingdom presents various renewable resources such as crops for food or fuel, livestock and wood with accompanying information being given on its production and trade by the United Kingdom.

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Mitigation of peak oil

The mitigation of peak oil is the attempt to delay the date and minimize the social and economic effects of peak oil by reducing the consumption of and reliance on petroleum.

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Oil-for-Food Programme

The Oil-for-Food Programme (OIP), established by the United Nations in 1995 (under UN Security Council Resolution 986) was established to allow Iraq to sell oil on the world market in exchange for food, medicine, and other humanitarian needs for ordinary Iraqi citizens without allowing Iraq to boost its military capabilities.

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Palm kernel oil

Palm kernel oil is an edible plant oil derived from the kernel of the oil palm Elaeis guineensis.

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Palm oil

Palm oil is an edible vegetable oil derived from the mesocarp (reddish pulp) of the fruit of the oil palms, primarily the African oil palm Elaeis guineensis, and to a lesser extent from the American oil palm Elaeis oleifera and the maripa palm Attalea maripa.

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Political positions of John McCain

U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ), a member of the U.S. Congress since 1983, a two-time U.S. presidential candidate, and the nominee of the Republican Party in the 2008 U.S. Presidential election, has taken positions on many political issues through his public comments, his presidential campaign statements, and his senatorial voting record.

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Poverty in China

In China today, poverty refers mainly to the rural poor, as decades of economic growth has largely eradicated urban poverty.

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Price of oil

The price of oil, or the oil price, (generally) refers to the spot price of a barrel of benchmark crude oil—a reference price for buyers and sellers of crude oil such as West Texas Intermediate (WTI), Brent ICE, Dubai Crude, OPEC Reference Basket, Tapis Crude, Bonny Light, Urals oil, Isthmus and Western Canadian Select (WCS).

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Renewable energy debate

There is a renewable energy debate about the constraints and opportunities associated with the use of renewable energy.

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Renewable energy in Australia

Renewable energy in Australia deals with efforts that have been and continue to be made in Australia to quantify and expand the use of renewable energy in the generation of electricity, as fuel in transport and in thermal energy.

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Renewable resource

A renewable resource is a natural resource which replenishes to overcome resource depletion caused by usage and consumption, either through biological reproduction or other naturally recurring processes in a finite amount of time in a human time scale.

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Second-generation biofuels

Second-generation biofuels, also known as advanced biofuels, are fuels that can be manufactured from various types of non-food biomass.

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Social and environmental impact of palm oil

Palm oil, produced from the oil palm, is a basic source of income for many farmers in South East Asia, Central and West Africa, and Central America.

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Sustainable biofuel

Sustainable biofuel is biofuel produced in a sustainable manner.

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Synthetic fuel

Synthetic fuel or synfuel is a liquid fuel, or sometimes gaseous fuel, obtained from syngas, a mixture of carbon monoxide and hydrogen, in which the syngas was derived from gasification of solid feedstocks such as coal or biomass or by reforming of natural gas.

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Tallow

Tallow is a rendered form of beef or mutton fat, and is primarily made up of triglycerides.

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Transportation in the United States

Transportation in the United States is facilitated by road, air, rail, and waterways (via boats).

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Vegetable oil fuel

Vegetable oil can be used as an alternative fuel in diesel engines and in heating oil burners.

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World energy resources

World energy resources are the estimated maximum capacity for energy production given all available resources on Earth.

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2007–08 world food price crisis

World food prices increased dramatically in 2007 and the first and second quarter of 2008, creating a global crisis and causing political and economic instability and social unrest in both poor and developed nations.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Food_vs._fuel

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