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Genetically Modified Biofuels in the Context of Central Europe
Thesis title in Czech: Geneticky modifikovana biopaliva v kontextu Stredni Evropy
Thesis title in English: Genetically Modified Biofuels in the Context of Central Europe
Key words: biofuels, Central Europe, GMO
Academic year of topic announcement: 2011/2012
Type of assignment: Bachelor's thesis
Thesis language: angličtina
Department: Institute of Economic Studies (23-IES)
Supervisor: prof. Ing. Karel Janda, Dr., Ph.D., M.A.
Author: hidden - assigned by the advisor
Date of registration: 24.05.2012
Date of assignment: 03.06.2012
Date and time of defence: 17.06.2013 00:00
Venue of defence: IES
Date of electronic submission:14.05.2013
Date of proceeded defence: 17.06.2013
Reviewers: Mgr. Jan Kvaček
Based primarily on works by David Zilberman et al. dealing with bioeconomy, GMO, biofuels.
Steven Sexton & David Zilberman, 2011. "How Agricultural Biotechnology Boosts Food Supply and Accomodates Biofuels," NBER Working Papers 16699, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
Preliminary scope of work in English
Genetically modified plants have changed DNA thanks to genetic engineering. Genetic manipulation is used to strengthen desired qualities or introduce new features.
In the European Union each GMO has to be approved by the European Commission before being introduced to either farmers or consumers.
Biofuels can be divided into two groups: first and second generation. Second generation covers biofuels produced form cellulosic materials. First generation biofuels are produced from oil crops, cereal crops and sugar crops. Established technology is used to produce this type of biofuels. Hydrotreating is a technical process of production of "Renewable Diesel Fuel" from vegetable oils. There are concerns about sustainability of biofuels made from food crops.
In my bachelors thesis I will investigate the impact of introducing genetically modified plants on competitiveness of biofuels in Central Europe.
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