Biofuels: Reality Check


Biofuels promise to help wean us from our dependence on oil, but corn-grain ethanol provides only 25 percent more energy than it takes to produce—and its growing use in the United States will have unpredictable effects on food and commodity markets. Are we going about biofuel development in the best way? Which options are best in the long run? David Berry, Flagship Ventures Jason Hill, University of Minnesota Lee Lynd, Dartmouth College; Mascoma Michael Raab, Agrivida Gregory Stephanopoulos, MIT David Talbot, MIT Technology Review

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May 8, 2017

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