International bioenergy trade

A review of past developments in the liquid biofuels market

Published: 01/10/2010

World production in liquid biofuels grew exponentially within the past decade. This article reviews past developments to enhance the knowledge about the interaction of policy and market factors in order to help limit these risks.

The analysis shows that biofuel support policies in the EU and the US have prompted an increased international production and trade in liquid biofuels across the past decade. It also shows that actual trade flows evolved due to interconnected and additional market
i.e. economic factors.