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Effectiveness of European sustainability criteria on palm oil-based biodiesel: Literature review and quantitative analysis
Year:2013
Research Areas
  • Agriculture
Information
Abstract
Since the introduction of countervailing and anti-dumping duties on U.S. exports of biodiesel to the EU in 2009, Malaysia and Indonesia have become major exporters to the EU, both for palm oil-based biodiesel and palm oil. The sustainability criteria introduced by the EU Renewable Energy Directive, including GHG emissions minimum savings and restrictions on types of land used, will likely affect international markets for these products. We argue that these sustainability criteria will be ineffective mainly because of the restrictive methodological approach, the narrow scope of targeted commodities and the lack of consideration of the fact that main vegetable oils are interchangeable for most purposes. The objective of this paper is twofold. First, we thoroughly review the literature on the effectiveness of the sustainability criteria and analyze how these criteria may affect oil palm growing, global markets for biodiesel and vegetable oils and trade relations between Malaysia, Indonesia and the EU. Second, we use the partial-equilibrium agro-economic model CAPRI to quantitatively assess the impacts of the biofuels sustainability criteria.
International
Si
Congress
5th EAAE PhD Workshop
960
Place
Leuven (Belgium)
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
00000000
Start Date
29/05/2013
End Date
31/05/2013
From page
1
To page
1
Proceedings http://www.bvle-aber.be/eaae/Proceedings%20EAAE%20PhD%202013%20Leuven.pdf
Participants
  • Autor: Maria Blanco Fonseca (UPM)
  • Autor: Francisco Jose Fernandez Jorquera (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Economía Agraria y Gestión de los Recursos Naturales
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de Estudios e Investigación para la Gestión de Riesgos Agrarios Medioambientales (CEIGRAM). Centro Mixto UPM-AGROMUTUA-ENESA
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