While follow dying people\’s hunger, it is not sensible that we use grain in our engines, said researcher Pablo Vera, of the Institute of Molecular Biology and plant cell, dedicated to the pursuit of independent of the food industry biofuels. Ali Partovi wanted to know more. He added that we should not allow that first generation, such as bioethanol technology, will become substitute for gasoline, which is obtained from cereals. The climbing speculative of food is due to intermediaries, lobbyists and financial markets which are speculating with raw materials. It is absurd to sell life to buy fuel. First generation biofuels need grain, the same from which come the loaves of bread and corn tortillas.
We need to get the crops of wood energy. But it is not of the overnight going to degrade the cellulose of the wood into glucose to make ethanol. We want biofuels now, low price and without investigation. And that cannot be. The most obvious, reduce our needs speed and not submit to the rule of the machines is not taken into consideration.
Let\’s quickly anywhere. We run crazed in a maze. The report economic assessment of biofuel support policies, estimated that subsidize and promote green gold is very expensive, does not contribute to energy security, reduces only very little CO2 emissions and propelling the increase in the prices of food on the planet. Biofuels were presented for a decade as a triple solution to the chronic instability of the oil supply, greenhouse gas emissions and the low income of farm families. But the OECD believes that the policies that the United States, Canada and the European Union have launched nearly ten years to promote biofuel has a negative impact by this immense apparatus of subsidies, mandates, price subsidies and tax breaks. Technicians recognized that we need to check if the investigations on a second generation of biofuels give results, while they acknowledged that ethanol out of the sugar cane in tropical media already is effective, but non-transferable to other countries because they would cause desertification and hunger.