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The Effects Of The Use Of Biomass As Substitute For Fossil Fuel In Relation To Biodiversity And Sustainable Development | 10376
ISSN: 2157-7625

Journal of Ecosystem & Ecography
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The effects of the use of biomass as substitute for fossil fuel in relation to biodiversity and sustainable development

2nd International Conference on Biodiversity & Sustainable Energy Development

Komolafe Sunday Festus

Accepted Abstracts: J Ecosys Ecograph

DOI: 10.4172/2157-7625.S1.014

Presently, there is great awareness across the globe on the use of biomass as substitute for fossil fuel due to the incessant increase in global warming. Many projects on agro-forestry have been embarked by different countries, international organization and agro-allied companies. Most of these projects appear to be a key tool for transformation of both socio-economic and climatic condition. However, the contribution of these project in terms of sustainable development for the production of food and local people, if not properly monitored may pose a risk to food security in different region of the world. There is need for urgent attention to the emergence of bio-fuel as alternative to fossil fuel, since forestry and agriculture?s biomass are used for conversion of bio-energy apart from sawmill residues, construction and demolition waste. These activities have indirect effect on the soil fertility. For example, wheat straw that would normally be plowed into the soil are baled and removed after the grain has been harvested; also, branches that would usually decompose on the forest floor after timber harvest are compressed into bundles for efficient transport to a power plant. If this trend continue, the displacement of agricultural and forestry systems as a result of the use of methods that generate biomass for bio-energy is likely to affect soil carbon stocks; because it will alter the balance between organic matter inputs and losses from the soil carbon pool
Komolafe Sunday obtained a Master Degree in Science for Sustainable Development at Linkoping University, Linkoping Sweden and bachelor degree in Agronomy at University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria in 2012 and 2005 respectively. He has two publications and working as a volunteer with an NGO in Sweden (GreenEarthCitizen). He worked as farm manager in a mechanized farm in Nigeria before proceeding for his Master Degree in Sweden. Currently, he is pursuing another Master Degree in Environmental Resource Management
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