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Liquid biofuels

opportunities and challenges in developing countries

Engström, Linda (2009). Liquid biofuels. Uppsala: (NL, NJ) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
(LTJ, LTV) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
, Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet. Rapporter (Institutionen för stad och land, SLU) ; 2009:4

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The key drivers for the rising interest in liquid biofuels differ between countries. In general, rich countries see the outlook of rising prices for fossil fuels and the need for reducing carbon emissions. Most developing countries need increased energy security and development. While the rich countries' needs require production for export, the developing countries might fulfil their needs more sustainably with production for domestic use. There is potential for win win solutions but there are also challenges to be aware of, as well as recommendations of what needs to be in place for the small holders, and the environment on which they depend, not to loose out on another mono crop system. Donors can play an important role when it comes to supporting these recommendations.

There is rising concern about the effects of rapid expansion of biofuel investment, on the environment and people in production countries. In developing countries, biofuel production is likely to have an impact within rural development, energy security, agriculture, water management, food security and ultimately; poverty reduction. Therefore, in 2008, Sida commissioned SwedBio and the Sida Helpdesk for Environmental Assessment at the Swedish University for Agricultural Sciences in Uppsala, to produce a fact sheet to summarise the main challenges and concerns that need to be addressed. The Fact Sheet would also provide recommendations on what to consider and how, to reach a positive development for people and the environment in developing countries. This summary report forms the background material produced for the Fact Sheet.

Authors/Creators:Engström, Linda
Title:Liquid biofuels
Subtitle:opportunities and challenges in developing countries
Series Name/Journal:Rapporter (Institutionen för stad och land, SLU)
Year of publishing :2009
Number of Pages:44
Place of Publication:Uppsala
Publisher:Institutionen för stad och land, Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet
ISBN for printed version:978-91-85735-15-0
Additional Information:Nedladdning av posten som tidigare fanns som en dubblett i Epsilon: 166 (dubbletten publicerades 15 Aug 2013 och togs bort 6 Nov 2014)
Publication Type:Report
Full Text Status:Public
Agris subject categories.:E Economics, development, and rural sociology > E50 Rural sociology and social security
P Natural resources > P06 Renewable energy resources
P Natural resources > P40 Meteorology and climatology
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 1 Natural sciences > 105 Earth and Related Environmental Sciences > Climate Research
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 1 Natural sciences > 105 Earth and Related Environmental Sciences > Environmental Sciences (social aspects to be 507)
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 405 Other Agricultural Sciences > Renewable Bioenergy Research
Agrovoc terms:biofuels, liquids, developing countries
Keywords:biofuels, energy security, rural development, water management
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ID Code:9435
Faculty:NL - Faculty of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences (until 2013)
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
(LTJ, LTV) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
Deposited By: Informatör Anni Hoffrén
Deposited On:08 Feb 2013 11:27
Metadata Last Modified:02 Dec 2014 10:55

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