|Title||Variable demand as a mean to sustainable first generation biofuels and biobased materials|
|Author(s)||Quist-Wessel, Foluke; Gursel, Iris Vural; Elbersen, Wolter; Langeveld, Hans|
|Source||In: European Biomass Conference and Exhibition Proceedings. - Lisbon, Portugal : ETA-Florence Renewable Energies (European Biomass Conference and Exhibition Proceedings ) - p. 1528 - 1535.|
|Event||Lisbon, Portugal : ETA-Florence Renewable Energies (European Biomass Conference and Exhibition Proceedings ) 27th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, EUBCE 2019, Lisbon, 2019-05-27/2019-05-30|
|Department(s)||BBP Biorefinery & Sustainable Value Chains|
|Publication type||Contribution in proceedings|
|Keyword(s)||Agricultural productivity - Biobased chemicals - Biofuel policy - Biofuels - Food security - ILUC|
This paper evaluates possible impacts of a variable biofuel demand (VBD) policy, i.e. a policy that adjusts biofuel production to changes in biomass availability as determined by variations in crop yield. The aim is to stimulate investments and enhancing efficiency in crop production while limiting competition with food in years of reduced crop availability.