Bioenergy Feedstock Production on Grasslands and Pastures: Brazilian experiences and global outlook

Jun 2016

This report concerns the bioenergy feedstock cultivation on pastures and grasslands. It describes sugarcane ethanol production conditions and prospects for expansion, governance, and factors affecting market demand for Brazilian ethanol, including the interaction between the sugar and ethanol markets. Lignocellulosic and other feedstocks are also briefly discussed, especially palm oil biodiesel that has received increased attention in Brazil in recent years. The influences of water resource availability and use is given special attention because of their strong influence on the prospects for bioenergy feedstock production on grasslands and pastures in Brazil and around the world.