Title: Estimates of indirect land use change from biofuels based on historical data
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union
Publication Year: 2014
JRC N°: JRC91339
ISBN: 978-92-79-39931-2 (print)
978-92-79-39930-5 (pdf)
ISSN: 1018-5593 (print)
1831-9424 (online)
Other Identifiers: EUR 26819
OP LD-NA-26819-EN-C (print)
OP LD-NA-26819-EN-N (online)
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC91339
DOI: 10.2790/36533
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: ILUC emissions from biofuels are commonly estimated with sophisticated economic models of world agriculture. Because these are often complex, the JRC in collaboration with Overmars and PBL has evaluated and developed an alternative approach base on “historical” data. This approach gives simple and transparent estimates of ILUC emissions in recent years, even if the method is less rigorous in principle than estimates based on sophisticated economic models. ILUC emissions calculated by a methodology using historical data are generally in line with those of economic models, showing a lower impact of cereals and sugar crops compared to vegetable oils.
JRC Directorate:Energy, Transport and Climate

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