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Global production of biofuels soared to an all-time high of 105 billion liters (28 billion gallons U.S.) in 2010, according to research conducted by Worldwatch Institute for the website Vital Signs Online. That output represents a 17-percent increase in compared to the estimated 90 billion liters (24 billion gallons) that were cranked out globally back in 2009. Worldwatch Institute says lofty oil prices, a global economic rebound and mandates in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China and the United St

Could switching to biofuels such as biodiesel or ethanol be trading one environmental hazard for another? Most people view the renewable resource as the panacea to oil and all its ills: cheap, pollution-free, and renewable.

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