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435: The challenge of biofuels

This briefing is taken from notes from a paper given by Dr Michael Bennett, consultant , ‘The Challenge for tomorrow – bring it on’ the 2006 Farm Management Conference organised by the Institute of Agricultural Management and the British Institute of Agricultural Consultants

Year of Publication2006

Until the price of oil goes above $150 per barrel biofuels from UK crops cannot compete without government support. But there is scope for higher yielding, lower cost crop varieties and new extractive processes to reduce the break even price and government support is justified to achieve this.

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