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Book Chapter
In Biofuels and Sustainability: Holistic Perspectives for Policy-making

In the beginning of the biofuel boom in the late 2000s, there were high expectations
in many Asian countries that biofuels could enhance energy security, provide jobs,
and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. There were hopes that biofuels could
be produced and consumed on a large scale and high expectations of significant

Book Chapter
In Biofuels and Sustainability: Holistic Perspectives for Policy-making

This chapter discusses the social and economic impacts of biofuels in East Asia by analyzing four country case studies. Three case study countries are large Asian rapidly developing countries which were expected to be large consumers and producers of biofuels at the beginning of the biofuel boom in the late 2000s: Indonesia, India, and China. All...

Working Paper
Morgado, David

In the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), a growing demand for biofuels could help support the agriculture sector and provide an alternative source of energy. However, if deployed unsustainably, biofuels development can be associated with numerous risks that have negative ramifications for human development. This paper reviews existing literature and...

Discussion Paper

This paper reviews the trend of biofuel development and performance of biofuel projects under CDM as well as provides insights on how biofuel projects could transition to NAMAs.

The author emphasizes that ensuring the sustainability of biofuel production and utilization is the key to overcome the difficulty of biofuels under CDM and facilitate...

Policy Report

This paper examines whether waste-based ethanol production can contribute to the realisation of a sound material-cycle society and what facilitates and hinders the implementation, based on two case studies conducted in Japan. Each of the selected projects is recognised as being the first projects of its kind in the world: ethanol production from...

Non Peer-reviewed Article
In UNU Our World 2.0

Many countries have developed a keen interest in the potential of biofuels and instituted policies to promote their production. India became one of the major biofuel producers in Asia, with its bioethanol production hitting the 1 billion liter mark in 2008, second only after China. The evolving debate on biofuels focuses both on the need to produce...