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U.S. billion-ton update: biomass supply for a bioenergy and bioproducts industry
U.S. billion-ton update: biomass supply for a bioenergy and bioproducts industry

1st August 2011

Topic(s): Renewables, Biofuels / Bioenergy, Economics

U.S. Billion-Ton Update updates and builds on a 2005 US government biomass study. This report provides a spatial, county-by-county inventory of primary feedstocks, price and available quantities, and modelling of resource sustainability. 

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Biofuels: markets, targets and impacts
Biofuels: markets, targets and impacts

1st July 2010

Topic(s): Renewables, Biofuels / Bioenergy, Economics

This paper reviews developments in biofuel markets and their economic, social and environmental impacts. In terms of climate change mitigation impacts, there exists a consensus that current biofuels lead to greenhouse gas mitigation only when greenhouse gas emissions related to land-use change are not counted. If conversion of carbon rich forest land to crop land is not avoided, the resulting greenhouse gas release would mean that biofuels would not reduce cumulative greenhouse gas emissions until several years had passed. Overall, results from most of the existing literature do not favor diversion of food for large-scale production of biofuels, although regulated production of biofuels in countries with surplus land and a strong biofuel industry are not ruled out. Developments in second generation biofuels offer some hope, yet they still compete with food supply through land use and are currently constrained by a number of technical and economic barriers.

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