FAO Publishes Report on Bioenergy Status of G8 and 5 other CountriesNovember 16, 2007
- Bioenergy provides about 10 percent of the world’s total primary energy supply.
- Biomass demand has increased significantly over the last ten years.
- China is the largest user of biomass as a source of energy, followed by India, the US and Brazil.
- For developing countries, tariffs and other barriers are currently restricting bioenergy trade.
- Not all biofuels are “green.” New schemes are under way to promote sustainability as well as link funding to sustainability.
Potential conflicts between bioenergy production and environmental protection, sustainable development, food security of the rural poor and the economic development of countries supplying feedstock were also discussed. It is expected that by 2030, 20 percent of the world’s energy requirement will be satisfied by bioenergy, rising to between 30 and 40 percent by 2060.
The complete report is available at http://www.fao.org/newsroom/common/ecg/1000702/en/GBEPReport.pdf
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