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CAN BIOFUELS REPLACE FOSSIL ENERGY FUELS? A MULTI-SCALE INTEGRATED ANALYSIS BASED ON THE CONCEPT OF SOCIETAL AND ECOSYSTEM METABOLISM: PART 1

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  title={CAN BIOFUELS REPLACE FOSSIL ENERGY FUELS? A MULTI-SCALE INTEGRATED ANALYSIS BASED ON THE CONCEPT OF SOCIETAL AND ECOSYSTEM METABOLISM: PART 1},
  author={Mario Giampietro and Kozo Torasan Mayumi and Jesus Ramos-Martin},
  year={2006}
}
Many claim that biofuels represent a viable and desirable alternative to fossil energy fuels. This paper (the first of a series of two) provides a critical appraisal of the claim that a large scale move to biofuels is either feasible or desirable for powering the economy of a developed country. This conclusion is based on an integrated analysis of the performance of biofuels versus that of fossil energy fuels. The text is divided into 2 main sections. Section 1 provides a semantic framing of… 

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