Biofuels - At What Cost? Government support for ethanol and biodiesel in China

By Tara Laan on January 20, 2009
This report provides data and analysis on government support for biofuels in China. The report finds that China provided a total of RMB 780 million (US$ 115 million, roughly US$ 0.40 per litre) in biofuel subsidies in 2006. The report recommends that the Chinese Government re-evaluates its biofuel policies, particularly to ensure that biofuels genuinely do not compete with food or undermine the government's social or environmental objectives.

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IISD, 2009