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EarthTrends Database, REN21 2006; FO Licht’s World Ethanol & Biofuels Report 2008. Map compiled and produced by Emmanuelle Bournay.
Uploaded on Saturday 25 Feb 2012
Global Biofuel Production
Philippe Rekacewicz assisted by Cecile Marin, Agnes Stienne, Guilio Frigieri, Riccardo Pravettoni, Laura Margueritte and Marion Lecoquierre.
Demand for land for production
of biomass for energy is putting increasing
pressure on forests. Energy security
concerns, high oil prices and climate
mitigation policies aimed at replacing
fossil fuels with renewable energy, have
all led to a greater interest in biofuels.
The transport sector is using increasing
quantities of ethanol, mainly produced
from sugar cane, corn and cassava, as
a substitute for petrol (gasoline), and
biodiesel, produced from plantation
crops such as oil palm, coconuts and
avocados. Fuel ethanol production
tripled between 2000 and 2007, mainly
in the United States and Brazil, while
biodiesel output expanded even more
rapidly over the same period, from less
than 1 billion to almost 11 billion litres
per year (IEA 2004). The liquid biofuel
market has been stimulated by growing
demand in particular in China and
Brazil, and by recent and anticipated
legislation in the US and Europe that
sets ambitious goals for this sector.
, Market (40)
, Energy (163)
, Legislation (11)
, Europe (127)
, Forest (184)
, Management (160)
, Pressure (30)
, Petrol (2)
, Biomass (35)
, Biomass (35)