‘Second generation’ or not, biofuels contribute to Peak Soil
The Seattle Times has another story peddling the fantasy that there are "second generation biofuels" that magically appear without use of energy, land, or water (not to mention subsidies).
The most revealing comment in the piece pushes that idea that biologic systems generate "waste," and that "waste" is a huge resource that’s going unused. Apparently it’s available for conversion into motor fuel, and we can keep the whole carburban dream going by other means.
It’s funny how many of the same people who love to talk about biomimicry and closed-loop processes that imitate nature maintain the fantasy belief that you can pull tons of "waste" matter from soils, burn it in cars, and not disrupt those very processes.
People are starting to recognize Peak Oil. But on the scale of world class problems, Peak Soil makes Peak Oil look like a day at the beach.