Biofuels Could Boost Global Warming
4 Oct, 2007 10:33 am
A new study led by Nobel prize-winning chemist Paul Crutzen shows that the combustion of biofuels may release a larger amount of N2O, a powerful greenhouse gas, than previously thought. Scitizen interviewed Keith Smith, co-author of the study, and asked for a reaction from Simon Donner, a N2O expert who is critical of Crutzen's approach.
What method did you use?
Would you say that the situation is the same for all biofuels?
What is your opinion on the impact that this study should have on industry?
Are you confident that you will reach a consensus on the results of your study?
Scitizen asked Simon Donner, an N2O expert, for a reaction:
Interview by Gilles Prigent
PJ Crutzen et al, Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 2007, 7, 11191
Keith Smith is an honorary professor in the Institute of Atmospheric and Environmental Science at the University of Edinburgh.
Simon Donner is an Associate Research Scholar in the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University.