Bioenergy and Sustainability
|Status of Advanced Biofuels Demonstration Facilities in 2012
A number of companies around the world pursue projects to develop and deploy advanced technologies for the production of biofuels. Plenty of options are available, e.g. on which feedstock to use, how to pretreat it ...
|Sustainability Certification in the Biofuel Sector
The European Union (EU) and the United States have adopted aggressive programs to promote the greater use of biofuels. One of the goals is to reduce carbon emissions by replacing gasoline with low carbon fuels. ...
|EU biofuel use and agricultural commodity prices: a review of the evidence base
In 2012, the European Commission (EC) will produce a report reviewing the social impacts of EU biofuel policy. Under Article 17 (5) of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED)1, the EC is obliged to conduct this ...
|IEA Technology Roadmap. Bioenergy for Heat and Power
This roadmap further develops past IEA analysis in line with the forthcoming Energy Technology Perspectives 2012. The ETP 2012 2°C Scenario (ETP 2DS) sets out cost effective strategies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the ...
|Smallholders in global bioenergy value chains and certification
Over the last few years, there has been growing interest in bioenergy, due in part to its potential for rural development and climate change mitigation, and as an energy alternative given the high price of ...
|Poor people's energy outlook 2012
This second edition of the Poor people’s energy outlook (PPEO) shines a spotlight on energy access and its impact on the ability of the world’s poorest people to earn a decent living. Its release is ...
|A compilation of tools and methodologies to assess the sustainability of modern bioenergy
The FAO’s Bioenergy and Food Security Criteria and Indicators (BEFSCI) project has compiled a set of thirty relevant tools and methodologies that can be used to inform the development of a sustainable bioenergy sector and ...
|Global assessments and guidelines for sustainable liquid biofuel production in developing countries
The Global Environment Facility (GEF) needs to set clear policies and priorities for future work and funding of biofuel-related projects while providing guidance to countries interest-ed in developing this sector. UN agencies in collaboration with ...
|Modern bioenergy: one of the game changers for achieving universal access to modern energy services
Energy empowers people. It enables development and growth. Yet, 20% of the global population still does not have access to electricity; and 40% currently rely on traditional biomass in the form of wood, charcoal or ...
|Bioenergy’s potential for rural development and poverty alleviation
Most of the world’s poor dwell in rural communities with limited or no access to modern energy services. It is widely acknowledged that the majority of people in developing countries depend on ‘traditional biomass’. The ...