Topics / Indirect land use change (ILUC)

In addition to the sources below and in the staff ILUC blog (http://theicct.org/blogs/ILUC), see the portal on the Bioenergy Wiki at http://www.bioenergywiki.net/ILUC.

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Assesses the indirect greenhouse gas emissions of diverting waste and residual materials to biofuel production.

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 of these methodologies.

Based on more than a year of exchanges, this synthesis report presents five recommendations for a 2030 European policy for transport fuels regarding sustainability, carbon-intensity, incentives, competing uses and innovation.

2017.10.30
The term “Highly sustainable crop based biofuels” (HSCBBs) sounds environmentally friendly. It sounds like the kind of low-carbon biofuel that avoids the food vs. fuel debate.
Blog Post
2017.08.24

Assesses the indirect greenhouse gas emissions of diverting waste and residual materials to biofuel production.

Publication: Consultant report
2016.11.16

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 of these methodologies.

Publication: Working paper
2016.10.14

Based on more than a year of exchanges, this synthesis report presents five recommendations for a 2030 European policy for transport fuels regarding sustainability, carbon-intensity, incentives, competing uses and innovation.

Publication: Consulting report
2016.08.11
If shifting crops from food to biofuels may have unintended effects on land use and climate change, should policymakers consider those impacts when designing fuels policies?
Blog Post
2016.06.13

Reviews and critiques a recent assessment of soil carbon changes resulting from the expansion of corn production for ethanol.

Publication: Working paper
2016.05.09

Prepares a proposal for a set of sustainability criteria that could be integrated into post-2020 EU legislation as a way to guarantee the sustainability of the next phase of the development of alternative fuels in Europe.

Publication: Consultant report
2016.02.11
One of the environmentally positive outcomes of the EU’s ILUC Directive was the requirement for Member States to set national targets for
Blog Post
2015.10.15

Characterizes six potential sources of indirect greenhouse gas emissions from crude oil and assesses the extent to which they are attributable to oil production.

Publication: White paper
2015.03.14
In Europe, a long-running process of revising the EU’s biofuel policy is, after several years of discussion, analysis and negotiation, gradually drawing to a close.
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