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Unformatted text preview: encroachment and Norway is not (yet) experiencing an
energy crisis. Norway has already planned 130 projects. 17 have begun
their activities. 11 are directed by the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy.44 Biofuel is very à la mode today
The only problem is that to produce it, one has to use resources such as
corn and rapeseed, which could otherwise be used for food. The
Norwegian Government wants to increase by up to 7% the total volume of
biofuel used by 2010. Recently, because of the world food crisis, the
government has begun to revise this goal, but the need for biofuel will in
any case increase over the next few years because of the need to reduce
CO2 emissions. On April 1, 2008, the government presented its “Strategy
for Increased Expansion of Bioenergy.”45 It says that second generation
biofuels will not be produced from food, but from food waste, forestry rests,
cow pat, rot, etc. There is also a big potential in marine resources, like
algae and tangle. Sea tangle could be used as...
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