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Sustainable energy: a challenge nearly as great as global warming

Mar 06, 2020   |   FAPESP

"The goal of the Global Sustainable Bioenergy (GSB) project is to create a global advisory panel for sustainable bioenergy similar to those that exist for subjects such as climate change and biodiversity," writes FAPESP. "To reach this goal, the GSB project has organized five large international conventions in 2010, the third of which -The Latin American Convention of the Global Sustainable Bioenergy Project - will take place in São Paulo, Brazil, from March 23 to March 25, at the headquarters of the Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP, São Paulo Research Foundation). FAPESP and Brazilian Academy of Sciences are the sponsors of convention.

"Conceived and coordinated by Lee Rybeck Lynd, a researcher at Dartmouth and a pioneer in the study of converting biomass to energy, the GSB project involves scientists from across the globe seeking a solution to one of the critical problems of our times: how to supply the planet with renewable energy that can guarantee human progress without endangering food production and with minimal environmental impact. On the basis of preliminary findings, GSB project leaders believe that biomass (including sugarcane and other plant species) can meet 25% of global energy demand over the next 50 years."

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