Catalysing the debate on developing global standards for the production of sustainable biofuels is central to IPIECA’s role. We examine the state of the science, document the policies that are being applied by regulators and assess the implications for the fuels industry. Past workshops have looked at the need for chain of custody systems (2008) and Indirect land-use change (2009).
The IPIECA 2010 biofuels workshop examined the implications for water use and water quality of increasing biofuels use, uncertainties in estimating water consumption, and look forward to techniques and technologies that can reduce water use in Biofuel production.
Speakers included representatives from the United Nations, regulators from the European Commission and the UK, as well as representatives from academia, and industry.