The Clean Energy Project, one of the largest branch networks for renewable energy, cleantech and sustainability, questioned over 1,000 of its members to their estimates regarding the impact of biofuels on the environment and society. Here is presented high information needs of consumers in respect out on the production and use of biofuels. Makes it more important that suppliers of biofuels informed individually about their product and put their farming practices and environmental accounting is transparent, open, concludes the study.
“Biofuels are versatile discussed at the political, scientific and social level by critics and supporters. Equally controversial is the debate beats down on biofuels in media coverage. Therefore, it is particularly difficult for consumers to form their own view on biofuels “said Ralf Hartmann, founder of Clean Energy Projects “Throughout the interview, participants were relatively differed. Sun gave to 39 percent, biofuels are rather positive about, 35 percent expressed a more negative attitude towards biofuels and 26 percent took a largely neutral position one, “says Hartmann Results together.
A clearer result occurred however at the question of how the participants assess the effects of the cultivation of energy crops to growing food, light. Here, 76 percent of respondents indicated that they emanate from adverse effects – in particular by the displacement and thus increase the food. However, 68 percent of those polled were of the opinion that a sustainable cultivation of energy crops is possible – however, as expressed by some participants, under the premise that biofuels can cover only a small proportion of the total fuel requirement.
“If we use the available biomass potential properly, we can both dish and fill the tank with it,” explains Dominic Brettner, Managing Director of recotrol GmbH, across from the Clean Energy Project. His company has developed the world’s first diesel plant, which has a positive CO2 balance and can be used in any standard diesel engine without modification.
The uncertainty of consumers must confront suppliers of biofuels with transparency to Brettner is safe. One of them, that they informed individually about their product and its environmental characteristics and their farming methods, says Brettner and adds: “Enlightenment is, I believe here the nuts and bolts”