|Lessons learned in testing the Global Bio-Energy Partnership sustainability indicators
In May 2011 the Global Bioenergy Partnership (GBEP) Task Force on Sustainability agreed on a first set of 24 relevant, practical, science-based, voluntary sustainability indicators for bioenergy. Several countries are undertaking pilot projects to test ...
|An approach to designing energy delivery models that work for people living in poverty
Access to modern, safe, affordable and sustainable energy is increasingly recognised as crucial for development. Designing the delivery of energy services that can meet the needs and wants of end-users, in particular those of men ...
|Biofuels and food security: risks and opportunities
This comprehensive overview of the main aspects of the interrelation between food and biofuels synthesizes previous research on the subject. It addresses the causality between biofuels production, global crop commodity prices and eventual implications for ...
|Analysing the effect of biofuel expansion on land use in major producing countries
Existing estimates on the potential impacts of biofuel production are often based on projections made with models that have limited ability to incorporate changes in land use (notably cropping intensity). This paper studies biofuel expansion ...
|Renewables 2013 Global Status Report
Renewable energy markets, industries, and policy frameworks have evolved rapidly in recent years. The Renewables Global Status Report provides a comprehensive and timely overview of renewable energy market, industry, investment, and policy developments worldwide. It ...
|EU bioenergy potential from a resource efficiency perspective
The European Environment Agency (EEA) has produced a series of reports estimating the European Union's bioenergy potential in an environmental perspective and analysing its most efficient use to support greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation (EEA,2006, 2007, ...
|Combining bioenergy production and food security
This report analyses whether and how bioenergy can be produced within the context of food insecurity. With this study, the NL Agency aims to contribute to Dutch Development Cooperation policy on food security by showing ...
|How bioenergy can help local communities adapt to climate change: lessons from Nyanza Province, Kenya
Adaptation to climate change is one of the most important issues facing Kenya today. Rural Kenyans’ livelihoods are already affected by a changing climate, with increasingly unpredictable rainfall patterns, a 1°C average temperature rise, and ...
|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. ...