International Sugar Journal

Overview of global biofuels landscape [Full subscriber]

Abstract Liquid biofuel production was up 9% in 2014, reaching its highest level to date. Although the United States and Brazil dominated overall volume, Asia experienced particularly high production growth rates. Policy positively influenced biofuel markets where blending mandates increased demand, but policy uncertainty, particularly in Europe, the United States and Australia, had negative effects on industry. Low oil prices in the second half of the year had some positive effects, particularly in feedstock production, but reduced turnover for some bioenergy businesses. Trade patterns in both solid and liquid fuels saw some shifts in 2014, with a considerable share of…

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