Biofuels and the Competition for Grain

Biofuels and the Competition for Grain

December 2, 2012

Until algae-based fuels, biodiesel, and cellulosic ethanol reach the stage where they are able to grab a larger share of the overall biofuels market, many argue that there will continue to be upward pressure on food prices caused by the competition for grain. Source

Energy Subsidies Black, Not Green

Energy Subsidies Black, Not Green

August 22, 2012

The study summarized by this visualization shows that the United States government has provided substantially greater subsidies to fossil fuel development than renewable energy. More than half of the subsidies for renewable energy went toward corn-based ethanol. (Years 2002 through 2008) Source

Biofuel usage in the UK

Biofuel usage in the UK

June 11, 2012

Did you know that 1,440 million litres of biofuel were supplied to the UK in 2011? Or that that soy from Argentina was the most widely reported source of biofuel? We didn’t either! This infographic aims to provide a quick glimpse into the statistics revealed by a recent UK government report on biofuel usage over […]