Researchers say using forest for biofuels would increase emissions

October 27, 2011 |

In Oregon, new research from Oregon State University shows that producing biofuels from forests on the West Coast could increase greenhouse gas emissions by 14%, and that’s even under the best circumstances.

The only way that the study said producing biofuel was a good idea was in high fire risk areas due to insect or disease infestations where the wood was cleared and processed into energy.

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