Accounting for indirect land-use changes in GHG balances of biofuels: Review of current approaches

Increased demand for biofuels is expected to produce changes in the present land-use configuration. Furthermore there is a growing concern about the effect of land-use change on biodiversity, food supply, soil and water quality. Biofuels production on current land and use of biomass in a given region can induce displacement of activities and land-use changes elsewhere. This effect is known as indirect land-use change (ILUC). Due to changes in the carbon stock of the soil and the biomass, indirect land-use change has consequences in the GHG balance of a biofuel.


    • GR-GN-REPORT-2008-002

    Record created on 2008-04-30, modified on 2017-11-20

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