Novozymes calls for "level playing field" for carbon-emissions accounting

10/28/2009 |

Further study should be conducted on the direct and indirect effects of biofuel production, but the same standards must also be used for bioelectricity, fossil fuels and other sources to fully measure carbon emissions, said Adam Monroe, president of Novozymes North America. His statement is in response to a recent article suggesting flaws in how biofuels' contribution to global warming are calculated. The report, which was published in the journal Science, said current methods are faulty because they do not cover carbon released from land-use changes and other production-related activities.

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