Biofuel finance: Global trends in biofuel finance in forest-rich countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America and implications for governance

Biofuel finance: Global trends in biofuel finance in forest-rich countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America and implications for governance

Since 2000, US$ 2.0-2.7 billion has been invested in feedstock cultivation for biofuel in 16 forest-rich countries, mostly in oil palm and sugarcane. An additional US$ 5.7-6.7 billion has been invested in biofuel production, especially sugar-based ethanol.

Authors: van Gelder, J.W.; German, L.

Topic: bioenergy,policy,economic analysis,Biofuels,deforestation,mitigation,climatic change,carbon,conversion,investment

Geographic: Asia,Africa,Latin America

Series: CIFOR Infobrief no. 36

Pages: 12p.

Publisher: Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Bogor, Indonesia

Publication Year: 2011


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