TOPICS / Indirect land use change (ILUC)


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Assessing the profitability of growing dedicated energy versus food crops in four European countries
Assesses the potential for energy crops to displace food crops in four countries in Europe and evaluates the relative profitability of these crops compared to existing food crops.
Working paper
Understanding options for ILUC mitigation
Surveys the existing literature on methodologies related to the certification of low ILUC biofuel projects through different measures. It also assesses the potential challenges, risks, and loopholes that could arise from the use...
Working paper
A critique of soil carbon assumptions used in ILUC modeling
Reviews and critiques a recent assessment of soil carbon changes resulting from the expansion of corn production for ethanol.
Working paper

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