Food or biofuel

Dr. ir. Jacqueline Vel
Woensdag 25 april 2012, 11:45 - 13:00 (uitverkocht)
Blauwe Zaal, Auditorium

Jatropha in Indonesia

Biofuels could be a remedy against energy crises and further climate change. How prudent - or ethical - are Western governments’ consumption targets for biofuels, when their production endangers food security? One solution to the food versus fuel dilemma could be the non-food crop jatropha. Another solution is new technological development for producing energy from parts of plants that are not edible.

Dr. ir. Jacqueline Vel  (Leiden University)- coordinator of an international research program on socio-legal, political and agronomical aspects of jatropha  in Indonesia -  elaborates on this discussion and illustrates it with examples from Indonesia.

This lecture is organized with Technology for Development (TvO)