|LONDON, January 17, 2005:
Biofuels such as ethanol are definitely cleaner burning than fossil
fuels but it the process of getting the fuel to the car that has UK
lobby groups concerned.
"At the consumption end ethanol is much, much cleaner than
fossil fuels," David Santillo, senior scientist at Greenpeace's
research laboratory at Exeter University in England, told Reuters.
"But looking at emissions at the outset, it really depends
on how the ethanol is produced."
Environmental costs of biofuels can include the pesticides and
fertilizers used to grow the crops, transportation fuels and processing
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