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Vinod Khosla: A biofuels bet on Wired

People interested in biofuels should try to get get hold of a hard copy of this month’s wired magazine, or better still, ‘cos its free, should go to Wired’s online archive Vinod Khosla (he co-founded Sun Microsystems and is linked with Bio Willie) explains why he’s betting on biofuels the article examines

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Can crops replace oil?

The yields of crops has to increase dramatically for biofuels to make sense. It currently takes around 3 tonnes of wheat to produce 1 tonne bioethanol via fermentation. That is using grain, rather than the whole wheat, from seed to root and is probably only sustainable in fairly limited quantities of bioethanol production. Why? mostly […]

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