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: www.agri-outlook.org
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 also: Bioenergy
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