598 - Biofuels: environmental effects and perspectives with regard to the next WTO talks

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Date 1 December 1999

This report described the production of bio-ethanol, its environmental properties and commercial perspectives. Finally, the justifications of and possibilities for government intervention are discussed which intend to stimulate the substitution of fossiel with renewable fuels. The importance of the next WTO talks for the future of bioethanol is explicitly taken into account. Key words: greenhouse gas reduction, fuel, WTO, bioethanol JEL code: F13, H23, Q42, Q48