Bio-fuel crops research for energy security and rural development in developing countries

Reddy, B V S and Ramesh, S and Ashok Kumar, A and Wani, S P and Ortiz, R and Ceballos, H and Sreedevi, T K (2008) Bio-fuel crops research for energy security and rural development in developing countries. BioEnergy Research, 1. pp. 248-258.

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Abstract

Soaring prices of fossil fuels, geo-political issues and environmental pollution associated with fossil fuel use has led to worldwide interest in the production and use of bio-fuels. Both the developed and developing countries have developed a range of policies to encourage production of combustible fuels from plants that triggered public and private investments in bio-fuel crop research and development, and bio-fuels production. In this article, we discuss the potential benefits of bio-fuels in increasing the farmers' incomes, reducing environment pollution, the crop options and research and development interventions required to generate feedstocks to produce bio-fuels to meet projected demand without compromising food/fodder security in developing countries.

Item Type: Article
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Subjects: Others > Agriculture-Farming, Production, Technology, Economics
Depositing User: Library ICRISAT
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2011 08:14
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2011 09:21
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/666
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12155-008-9022-x
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