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The biorefineries value chain could be worth $300 billion by 2030, but Europe may miss out

According to the World Economic Forum, the value chain around biorefineries might be worth $300 billion by 2030. Europe is in a uniquely favorable position to capture some of this, but unless it has the political will to do so, Brazil, China, Indonesia and the US are likely to reap the benefits.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Aug 2010
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Sustained growth in biofuels rests on government policy support

After a period of slowdown due to the global recession and high feedstock costs, the biofuels market is now showing signs of recovery. However, in key markets, energy companies such as Petrobras, BP, and Shell are still fighting to recover their losses and attract new investments. Government policies are expected to be instrumental in ushering in the next phase of growth in the biofuels industry.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Nov 2010
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CCS and the Clean Development Mechanism: conflicting objectives

Recent climate negotiations have considered the inclusion of projects that capture and bury emissions in the UN's Clean Development Mechanism. Despite much support, the technology's apparent incompatibility with the UN initiative's objectives has resulted in opposition from Brazil. As such, there remains a pressing need for an alternative method to finance this technology in the developing world.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Jun 2010
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CommentWire

Brazil: policy changes aim to drive the domestic wind market forward

Brazil is dependent on oil and hydroelectric power for the majority of its energy, but the country is now taking steps towards diversifying its energy mix in a way that reduces the chance of widespread power cuts due to drought, while also helping to meet emissions reductions targets. However, a history of talking without acting means that it is yet to be seen whether Brazil is serious about wind.

Published By Datamonitor
19 Jan 2011
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Back to BASICs for India at Cancun

It's COP time again, and the world will resume its yearly chant about the need to address climate change. The baby steps taken in Copenhagen at the COP15 will be the focus of attention as most developed nations push to make these into more binding agreements. There will therefore be a lot of interest in the four BASIC countries - Brazil, South Africa, India, and China - and what they come up with.

Published By Datamonitor
29 Nov 2010

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