A look at the impacts of biofuels production, in the U.S. and the world
Biomass as Feedstock for a Bioenergy and Bioproducts Industry: the Technical Feasibility of a Billion-Ton Annual Supply
...The DOE boasts about the potential for ALL U.S. forest and agricultural land to displace 1/3 of current national petroleum consumption.
As its neighbors back biofuels, Central America gears up for business
Countries prepare to develop available farmland for ethanol and biodiesel...since "there is no limit on [available farmland] in Central America."
Food Vs. Fuel
"109 ethanol refineries currently churn out 5.3 billion gallons of ethanol a year -- and an additional 56 plants (plus expansions at seven existing ones) have broken ground. When these new plants are on line, the industry's capacity will nearly double, to 9.7 billion gallons a year."
"One tankful of the latest craze in alternative energy could feed one person for a year."
"Brazil is a developing country whose consumption of crude oil is actually minuscule, 10 times less than the U.S. Interestingly, for the last 40 years, the energy consumed in Brazil as crude oil has been less than the total calorific value of corn grown in the U.S.!"
"On any given day, there are now two groups of buyers in world commodity markets: one representing food processors and another representing biofuel producers."