Biofuels, Bioenergy And Food Security: Technology, Institutions And Policies by Deepayan DebnathBiofuels, Bioenergy And Food Security: Technology, Institutions And Policies by Deepayan Debnath

Biofuels, Bioenergy And Food Security: Technology, Institutions And Policies

byDeepayan Debnath, Suresh Chandra Babu

Paperback | September 1, 2018

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Biofuels, Bioenergy and Food Security: Technology, Institutions and Policiesexplores the popular Food vs. Feed' debate through a discussion of the complex interlinking relationship between the biofuel and agricultural markets. From the importance of bioenergy in the context of climate change, to the potentially positive environmental consequences of growing second generation biofuels crops, including corn stover, switchgrass and jatropha, this book provides important insights into the impacts of biofuels policy and technical implementation. Presented through the lens of the current and emerging biofuels market, this book includes country-specific case studies that explain existing biofuel policy and its consequences on energy and agricultural markets.



  • Provides an integrated overview of the world biofuel market by country, including a summary of the existing biofuel policies, the role of investment opportunities and rural development potential
  • Discusses the potential opportunities to become energy independent from the perspective of developing countries
  • Serves as a practical guide for policymakers
  • Includes insights into possible environmental benefits derived from the uses of biomass-based biofuel
Dr. Debnath's research interests include Agribusiness Management, Applied Microeconomics, Bioenergy Economics, Biotechnology, Econometrics, Development Economics, International Economics, Statistics, Survey Design.Suresh C Babu is a Senior Research Fellow and Head of Capacity Strengthening at the International Food Policy Research Inst...
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Title:Biofuels, Bioenergy And Food Security: Technology, Institutions And PoliciesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:September 1, 2018Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:012803954X

ISBN - 13:9780128039540

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Table of Contents

I. Introduction to Bioenergy 1. Bioenergy Economy and Development and Food Security 2. Technology, Policy and Institutional Options

II. Conceptual Framework 3. Food-Fuel-Fiber 4. Land-Environment-Forest 5. Interaction between Biofuel and Agricultural Market

III. Review of Literature 6. Development of Biofuel Production Technologies 7. Reducing Energy Dependency 8. Environmental Consequence of Biofuel Production 9. Existing Biofuel Policies: Across different Countries

IV. Technological Options 10. Biomass to Biofuel 11. Feedstock used in Biofuel Production 12. Conversion Technologies

V. Institutional Challenges and Options 13. Land Use Management- A Collective Action 14. Green House Gas Emission Reduction 15. Biofuel Use Mandates- Implementation 16. Investment Opportunities in Developing Countries

VI. Analyzing Policy Options 17. An Analysis of Biofuel Policy using Partial Equilibrium Model Simulation 18. Impact of Key Policies by Major Biofuel Producing and Consuming Countries 19. Food Security 20. Climate Change