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Biofuels and agriculture: projections to 2016


This web page was published in 2008 and is now an archive.

For the latest OECD projections and data on biofuels,
visit the OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook site:


 Biofuel Production in Selected Countries - Projections to 2016

Bioenergy and biofuels are of growing public and private interest at a time of rapidly rising world energy demand and high oil prices. Amid concerns over climate change, they are also increasingly under the spotlight as a “cleaner” alternative to fossil fuels.

But are biofuels for transport a viable alternative to power our cars, trucks and buses? Do they deliver the expected environmental benefits? And what role should public policy play in their development? Find out more ...


See alsoBioenergy

The latest OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook


Feedstock Requirements for Biofuels Become a Major New Source of Demand



See also Trends on Global Food Markets: What is the Significance of Biofuels? - a presentation by Stefan Tangermann, Director for Trade and Agriculture, OECD, at the conference on Policies against Hunger: Bioenergy and Food Security, Berlin, 17 December 2007


Increased Competition in Trade from Developing Countries



See also The Impact of Biofuels on Global Agricultural Markets - a presentation by Loek Boonekamp, Head of Agro-food Trade and Markets Division, at the DG Trade Chief Economist Seminar, Brussels, 25 January 2008


Other Key Presentations of the OECD Trade and Agriculture Directorate




OECD Analysis of Agricultural Policies

by Ken Ash, Deputy Director for Trade and Agriculture, at the OECD Breakfast Series in Washington DC on 23rd October 2007


The OECD Agenda for Agricultural Policy Reform

by Carmel Cahill, Head of Policies and Trade in Agriculture Division, at the OECD Regional Meeting on Agricultural Policy Reform, Bucharest, 24-26 September 2007


Agricultural and Agri-environmental Policy Impacts on Land Use

by Wilfrid Legg, Head of Agricultural Policies and Environment Division, at the Policy Pioneers Conference, Calgary, 29 October 2007



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