Biofuels in Africa: A Pathway to Development?
International Research Center for Energy and Economic Development, Occasional Papers: Number Forty-Three, 2009
23 Pages Posted: 13 Apr 2010 Last revised: 25 Mar 2015
Date Written: April 13, 2010
This paper investigates biofuels pathways and the potential outcomes of biofuels development for energy security and poverty alleviation in Africa. It also examines various options for biofuels development and its potential roles to improve or undermine the livelihoods of rural communities.
Keywords: biofuels in Africa, biofuels and development, rural energy in africa, renewable energy in africa, biofuels and land grabs, biofuels investment in africa, small biofuels production, energy and food security in africa, biofuels and climate change
JEL Classification: L70, L79, K00, K32, Q01, Q42, Q57, H23, L52, Q28, Q4, E31, Q42, Q11
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