Global Biofuel Production
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
20 Jun 2009 - by Philippe Rekacewicz assisted by Cecile Marin, Agnes Stienne, Guilio Frigieri, Riccardo Pravettoni, Laura Margueritte and Marion Lecoquierre.
Two scenarios for biofuels by 2030
Consumption in million tonnes of petrol equivalent and forecast plus area needed for sources in millions of hectares in various regions in the world.
04 Jun 2008 - by Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal