ethanol Tag

GRAIN, an international non-profit organization, tracks large-scale investments involving food crops in the developing world. From its dataset of the over 400 transactions tracked since 2006, 23 are related to the bioenergy industry. These are listed below. Note, that projects involving jatropha or eucalypts were generally not included.

Biomass has been recognized by the Chinese government as a viable source of energy, particularly in rural areas. Although the world’s second largest economy, around 7 million of China’s residents are without electricity. In rural areas, inefficient crop residues and firewood still account for about 70 percent of the energy supply. In addition to meeting the energy needs of the countryside, China must still meet growing demand in its expanding cities which greatly contributed to the doubling of China's energy consumption in the last decade.