Global assessments and guidelines for sustainable liquid biofuel production in Developing Countries

  • 01/02/2012
  • GEF

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) needs to set clear policies and priorities for future work and investments in biofuel related projects while providing guidance to countries that are keen to engage themselves in this sector. UN agencies in collaboration with scientific institutions worldwide address issues such as life-cycle energy and greenhouse gas assessments, economics, social/food security, pricing and overall environmental impacts, fuel and vehicle compatibility plus stationary applications, scale-up impacts and next generation biofuels. The results of this GEF Targeted Research Project are summarised in this report and its associated databases. The overall goal was to identify and assess sustainable systems in developing countries worldwide for the production of liquid biofuels for both transport and stationary applications.