U.S. AID, 2009
Biofuels in Asia: An analysis of sustainability options
United States Agency for International Development
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By promoting small-scale production of biofuels in rural communities rather than large-scale production for transport fuels, national governments and international donors can help bring modern energy to an estimated half a billion people in rural Asia. Biofuels currently supply less than one percent of transport fuel worldwide and approximately three percent in developing Asia. The purpose of this report is to provide an objective and comprehensive regional analysis summarizing the benefits and risks of biofuels development in Asia, and examining the distribution and use of biofuels through the lens of global climate change; biodiversity conservation; energy alternatives; food security; economic development; and local livelihoods. This report does not undertake a detailed evaluation of biofuels in comparison to other clean energy supply options for power generation and transport.
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