This analytical report addresses the central issue of biofuel sustainability using a global assessment of major commodities and feedstocks currently employed for bioethanol and biodiesel production. The approach taken was guided by two overriding considerations. First, the need to understand the basic dimensions of sustainability for biofuels (economic, environmental and social), their linkages and how they relate to the central challenges they address, namely land-use change, food security and climate change.

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Organization: FAO

Topics: Agriculture and Food, Energy, Water, Adaptation, Mitigation, Biodiversity, Ecosystems

Type of material: Analytical-Technical Document

Publication date: 2013

Language: English