The implications associated with the increasing trade in both raw materials and biofuels show several issues worldwide. The main ones are related to the “food versus fuel” debate, the exploitation of areas with high carbon stock, the direct and indirect effects in the developing countries, the link between fossil fuels and biofuels prices, the effects of the support policies by governments and the establishment of sustainability standards and certification schemes for biofuels. In this sense, the concerns expressed by international organizations in the development of common schemes to authenticate that the origin of biofuels and/or raw materials is according to certain requirements, such as the conservation and protection of ecosystems. The authors’ research aims to describe the current status of production and trade of the biodiesel and bioethanol, the so-called biofuels of the first generation, and the several economic, social and environmental concerns about this sector. In this first note the recent evolution of the global trade of these biofuels, as well as its drawbacks, has been examined.

CONCERNS ABOUT THE GLOBAL TRADE OF THE FIRST GENERATION BIOFUELS / PAIANO A; CAMAGGIO G; LOBEFARO L. - In: JOURNAL OF COMMODITY SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND QUALITY. - ISSN 1971-4483. - 50(2011), pp. 81-99.

CONCERNS ABOUT THE GLOBAL TRADE OF THE FIRST GENERATION BIOFUELS

PAIANO, ANNARITA;
2011

Abstract

The implications associated with the increasing trade in both raw materials and biofuels show several issues worldwide. The main ones are related to the “food versus fuel” debate, the exploitation of areas with high carbon stock, the direct and indirect effects in the developing countries, the link between fossil fuels and biofuels prices, the effects of the support policies by governments and the establishment of sustainability standards and certification schemes for biofuels. In this sense, the concerns expressed by international organizations in the development of common schemes to authenticate that the origin of biofuels and/or raw materials is according to certain requirements, such as the conservation and protection of ecosystems. The authors’ research aims to describe the current status of production and trade of the biodiesel and bioethanol, the so-called biofuels of the first generation, and the several economic, social and environmental concerns about this sector. In this first note the recent evolution of the global trade of these biofuels, as well as its drawbacks, has been examined.
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