Boosting Biofuels – Sustainable Paths to a Greater Energy Security

    Boosting Biofuels – Sustainable Paths to a Greater Energy Security

    2016

    IRENA (International Renewable Energy Agency)

    2016_irena_boosting-biofuels_cover-pageIn dit rapport beschrijft IRENA welke mogelijkheden er zijn om de gelijktijdige productie van zowel ‘food’ en ‘fuel’ in de wereld substantieel te  vergroten. IRENA verkent hierbij verschillende ‘sustainable biofuel pathways’.

    Uit de executive summary:

    “Substantial potential exists to expand both food and fuel supply in a sustainable fashion. Sustainable biofuel pathways examined in this report include:

    • boosting yields of food crops and associated residues on existing farmland;
    • freeing up existing farmland for biofuel crops through further yield improvements;
    • reducing losses and waste in the food chain to free up additional farmland for biofuel crops; and
    • improving livestock management to free up pastureland for biofuel crops. The report also examines biofuel potential from:
      • afforestation using fast-growing tree species; and
      • cultivation of algae from organic waste streams or carbon dioxide.”

     

    • Date augustus 22, 2017
    • Tags 2016, Grondstoffen, Marktperspectief