Biofuel Policy in Brazil, India and the United States

Insights for the Global Biofuel Alliance

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About this report

As part of its G20 presidency, India has proposed a Global Biofuel Alliance (GBA) to bring countries together to expand and create new markets for sustainable biofuels. The sharing of best practices, the technical support and the capacity building that the GBA would bring are welcome additions to international efforts to expand sustainable biofuel production and use, a key step to decarbonising transportation and heat services with secure and affordable energy supplies.

This report aims to inform and focus the Alliance’s work by sharing biofuel policy insights from Brazil, India and the United States. We find that these countries have expanded biofuel production and use by designing long-term strategies, implementing the right investment signals, supporting innovation, ensuring supplies are secure and affordable, addressing sustainability concerns early and collaborating with the international community. Further, there are three priority areas that would facilitate sustainable biofuel deployment in support of the global energy transition: Identifying and helping develop markets with high potential for sustainable biofuels production, accelerating technology deployment and seeking consensus on performance-based sustainability assessments and frameworks.