The recent massive changes in the outlook for crude oil supplies related to the downturn in prices make it prudent to re-examine the reasons for considering the production of alcohol from crops. Costs, relative to existing fuel prices, are one important consideration. Others are fuel self- sufficiency, balance of payments, employment, agricultural and other benefits, the meeting of special needs, and the impact of energy crops on land use and food production. Requirements to promote crop- based fuels are considered and some of these aspects are illustrated by summarising current research work. Assessment of the national support needed for implementation of a crops to alcohol programme is discussed. This paper is No. 83007. (TRRL)

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 7.1-9

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  • Accession Number: 00382018
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Apr 30 1984 12:00AM