The Intersections of Energy and Agriculture: Implications of Rising Demand for Biofuels and the Search for the Next Generation

Sexton, Steven, Deepak Rajagopal, David Zilberman, and David Roland-Holst

from ARE Update Vol. 10, No. 5, May/June, 2007

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Abstract

As production of the current generation of biofuels expands, it will impose pressure on food production and environmental preservation, have considerable distributional effects, and cause a restructuring of agriculture. A continued evolution of biofuel technology, driven by the university-industrial complex, promises to mitigate these effects.

Keywords

biofuel, energy, crops, demand, food prices, land,

Citation

Sexton, Steven, Deepak Rajagopal, David Zilberman, and David Roland-Holst. "The Intersections of Energy and Agriculture: Implications of Rising Demand for Biofuels and the Search for the Next Generation." ARE Update 10(5)(2007):4-7. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.
http://giannini.ucop.edu/publications/are-update/issues/2007/10/5/the-intersections-of-ener/