Volume 12, Number 2, Mars-Avril 2005
|Page(s)||94 - 97|
|Published online||15 March 2005|
Le développement des biocarburants en France : une analyse de la compétition entre colza ester et colza alimentaire à l’horizon 2010
INRA – Économie publique, BP 01 78850
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Following the EU directives which aim at developing biofuels up to 5.75% of the total fuels used for terrestrial transportation purposes, the French government has announced that a supplementary 800 000 tons’ agreement of biofuels will be produced by 2007. Rapeseed Methyl Ester (RME, mixed with diesel oil) will then be produced up to nearly 1 Million tons. Particular emphasis is dedicated in this article to the competition between food and energy rapeseed. Thanks to a linear programming model, insights can be given about the evolutions between the different rapeseed areas. Four different scenarios are developed in order to enlighten some aspects of this competition.
Key words: biofuels / set-aside / rapeseed / food / energy / linear programming
© John Libbey Eurotext 2005
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