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Asian biofuel development at a crossroads
KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemical Engineering and Technology, Energy Processes.
2007 (English)In: Renewable Energy for Development, ISSN 1101-8267, Vol. 20, no 2, 6-7 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Some of the views on the development of Asian biofuel at a crossroad are discussed. Different strategic choice in technologies and market development can lead to different prospects for Asian biofuel development. Malaysia and Indonesia are expanding their palm oil cultivation in the hope of exporting at least 30% of the bio-diesel to the European countries. China is the third largest bioethanol produces in the world after Brazil and US. The reason behind the drastic increase of non-state-owned biofuels processors in China is the potential international demand, particularly for the European Union. Some of the Asian countries such as China, India, and the Philippines are trying to create or enlarge domestic markets by introducing a blending mandate to reduce the growing dependency on imported oil. India jatropha and pongamia strategies are intended to balance the disparity between urban and rural development and also to decrease oil imports.

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2007. Vol. 20, no 2, 6-7 p.
Keyword [en]
India jatropha, International demand, Palm oil cultivation, Rural development
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Energy Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-155274ScopusID: 2-s2.0-38849197441OAI: diva2:762541

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