This paper investigates the direct and indirect impacts of ethanol production on land use, deforestation and food production. A partial equilibrium model of a national economy with two sectors and two regions, one of which includes a residual forest, is developed.

The United States is investing billions of dollars each year in subsidies and tax breaks to domestic ethanol producers in the hope that biofuels will become a major plank of an energy security and fuel diversification program. Moreover, the investment has grown in recent years.

This report presents an overview of recent developments in the consumption and production of bioenergy. Examines main issues, the possible economic implications of these developments and assesses their potential impact on land use and environment, especially with respect to forests.

This research aims to assess economic and social impacts of 20% biofuels blending mandate by 2017, using forward-looking dynamic CGE model that can model transitional dynamics of the economy. Start from a simple version of the model, then later incorporate important issues gradually.

This publication presents a compilation of information on key practical issues affecting jatropha for pro-poor development. It provides a brief overview of biofuels, their growth drivers

Viable biofuels could end up reducing land for crops

KALPANA PATHAK Mumbai, 17 December

Oil marketing companies (OMCs) want a price cut of as much as Rs 8 in the procurement price of biodiesel from the producers, who, however, do not agree to this idea.

PUDUCHERRY: Over 22 industries from across the Union Territory received awards for energy conservation from Chief Minister V. Vaithilingam on the occasion of Energy Conservation Day 2009 on Tuesday.

The Cabinet has once again decided that the Petroleum Ministry must ensure mandatory blending of 5 per cent ethanol with petrol. Deadline after deadline has passed since 2006 and the ambitious programme is yet to take off. A complex set of factors involving the sugar industry and the ethanol market is at play.

The issues of biofuels and invasive species have rarely been tackled together. These guidelines aim to fill this gap by highlighting the risks of biological invasion by species introduced for biofuels production and to provide constructive recommendations on how to prevent the introduction, establishment and spread of invasive species resulting from biofuel developments.