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Berndes, G. 2002. “Bioenergy and water – the implications of large-scale bioenergy production for water use and supply.” Global Environmental Change, 12, 253-271.

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Bomb, C., McCormick, K., Deurwaarder, E., Kaberger, T. 2007. “Biofuels for transport in Europe: Lessons from Germany and the UK.” Energy Policy, 35, 2256-2267.

Bringezu, S., S. Ramesohl, K. Arnold, M. Fischedick, J. von Gelbler, C. Lledtke and H. Schütz. 2007. Towards a sustainable biomass strategy. Wuppertal Papers No 163.

Buchholz, T.S., T.A. Volk, and V.A. Luzadias. 2007. “A participatory systems approach to modeling social, economic, and ecological components of bioenergy.” Energy Policy, 35, 6084-6094.

Carpentieri, A.E., E.D. Larson, and J. Woods. 1993. “Future biomass-based electricity supply in Northeast Brazil.” Biomass and Bioenergy, 4, 149-173.

Chen, L., N. Heerink, and M. van den Berg. 2006. “Energy Consumption in Rural China: A Household Model for Three Villages in Jiangxi Province.” Ecological Economics, 58, 407-420.

Cherni, J.A., Dyner, I., Henao, F., Jaramillo, P., Smith, R. and Font, R.O. 2007. “Energy supply for sustainable rural livelihoods. A multi-criteria decision-support system.” Energy Policy, 35, 1493-1504.

Conze, P. 2006. “Biofuels – A global vision incorporating developing countries.” Draft outline for presentation at the International Conference on ‘Biofuels for Transportation – Global Potential and Implications for Sustainable Agriculture, Energy, and Security in the 21st Century,’ June 7th 2006 in Washington DC.

Del Greco, G.V. and L. Rademakers. “The Jatropha Energy System: An Integrated Approach to Decentralized and Sustainable Energy Production at the Village Level.” Ingegneria Senza Frontiere (Engineers Without Borders –Italy). Accessed on-line 22 April 2008 http://www.isf.lilik.it/files/jatropha/jes.pdf.

Doornsbosch, R. and R. Steenblick. 2007. “Biofuels: Is the cure worse than the disease?” SG/SD/RT (2007)3. 2007. OECD.

Dufey, A. “Biofuels production, trade and sustainable development: emerging issues.” Sustainable Markets DP 2. (2006). IIED.

Elobeid, A., Tokgoz, S., Hayes, D.J., Babcock, B.A. and Hart, C.E. 2007. “The long-run impact of cornbased ethanol on the grain, oilseed, and livestock sectors with implications for biotech crops.” AgBioForum 10.

FAO. Introducing the international bioenergy platform (IBEP). (2006).

FAPRI (Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute). 2008. “Biofuels: Impact of Selected Farm Bill Provisions and other Biofuel Policy Options.” FAPRI-MU Report #06-08. FAPRI, University of Missouri, Columbia.

Fargione, J., J. Hill, D. Tillman, S. Polasky, and P. Hawthorne. 2008. “Land Clearing and The Biofuel Carbon Debt.” Science 319, 5867, 1235-38.

Fargione, J., et al. 2008. “Land Clearing and the Biofuel Carbon Debt.” Science, 319, 1235.

Feng, H., O.D. Rubin, and B.A. Babcock. 2008. “Greenhouse Gas Impacts of Ethanol From Iowa Corn: Life Cycle Analysis versus System-wide Accounting.” CARD Working Paper 08-WP461, Center for Agricultural and Rural Development, Iowa State University.

Fritsche, U.R. 2007. “What is driving bioenergy‘s exceptional upswing?” Agriculture & Rural Development, 22-24.

Fritsche, U.R., Hünecke, K., Hermann, A., Schultze, F. and Wiegmann, K. 2006. Sustainability standards for bioenergy. WWF Germany.

Fritsche, U.R., K. Hünecke, and K. Wiegmann. 2005. Criteria for assessing environmental, economic, and social aspects of biofuels in developing countries. Oeko-Institut. Oeko-Institut.

Gerber, N. 2008. “Bioenergy and Rural Development in Developing Countries: A Review of Existing Studies.” ZEF – Discussion Papers On Development Policy No. 122, Center for Development Research, Bonn, June 2008, pp. 58.

GEXSI. 2007. Program outline – Jatropha Biofuel 2006-2008: Promoting investments with social and economic benefits. The Global Exchange for Social Investment (GEXSI). Available on: http://www.gexsi.org/downloads/BiofuelJatropha_work%20programme2006-2008.pdf

Goldemberg, J. and S.T. Coelho. 2004. “Renewable energy – traditional biomass vs. modern biomass.” Energy Policy 32, 711-714.

Greiler, Y. 2007. “Biofuels, opportunity or threat to the poor?” Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) – Natural Resources and Environment Division.

GTZ. 2007. Energising sustainable development: concepts and projects.

GTZ. 2005. Liquid Biofuels for Transportation in Brazil – Potential and implications for sustainable agriculture and energy in the 21st century. (2005c). GTZ, BMELV, FNR.

GTZ. 2005. Liquid Biofuels for Transportation: India country study on potential and implications for sustainable agriculture and energy. (2005a). TERI, GTZ, BMELV, FNR.

GTZ. 2005. Liquid Biofuels for Transportation in Tanzania – Potential and implications for sustainable agriculture and energy in the 21st century. (2005b). GTZ, BMELV, FNR.

GTZ. 2007. International Fuel Prices 2007. 5th Edition. GTZ Division 44 Environment and Infrastructure.

Gundimeda, H. and Kohlin, G. 2008. “Fuel demand elasticities for energy and environmental policies: Indian sample survey evidence.” Energy Economics, 30, 517-546.

Haas, M.J., K.M. Scott, T.L. Alleman, and R.L. McCormick. 2001. “Engine Performance Of Biodiesel Fuel Prepared from Soybean Soapstock: A High Quality Renewable Fuel Produced from a Waste Feedstock.” Energy Fuels 15(5):1207-12.

Hazell, P. and R.K. Pachauri (eds). 2006. Bioenergy and agriculture: promises and challenges. IFPRI 2020 Vision Initiative, TERI. 2020 Focus 14.

Himmel, M.E., Ding, S., Johnson, D.K., Adney, W.S., Nimlos, M.R., Brady, J.W., Foust, T.D. 2007. “Biomass Recalcitrance: Engineering Plants and Enzymes for Biofuels Production.” Science, 315, 804-807.

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International Energy Agency. 2003. “Renewables for power generation: Status and prospects.” Paris and Washington, 189.

Karekezi, S. 2002. “Renewables in Africa—meeting the energy needs of the poor.” Energy Policy 30, 1059-69.

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Kennedy, D. 2007. “The Biofuels Conundrum.” Science, 316, 515.

Kintisch, E. 2006. “Biofuels to be Focus of New DOE Centers.” Science, 313, 746.

Kintisch, E. 2007. “BP Bets Big on UC Berkeley for Novel Biofuels Center.” Science, 315, 747.

Kintisch, E. 2007. “How to Make Biofuels Truly Poplar.” Science, 315, 786.

Martinot, E., A. Chaurey, D. Lew, J.R. Moreira and N. Wamukonya. 2002. “Renewable energy markets in developing countries.” Annual Review of Energy and the Environment.

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OECD. 2006. Agricultural impacts of future growth in the production of biofuels. OECD.

OECD. 2007. Biofuels for Transport: Policies and Possibilities. OECD.

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Panoutsou, C. 2007. “Socio-economic impacts of energy crops for heat generation in Northern Greece.” Energy Policy, 35, 6046-6059.

Peskett, L., R. Slater, C. Stevens and A. Dufey. 2007. Biofuels, agriculture and poverty reduction. Overseas Development Institute.

Peters, J. and S. Thielmann. 2008. Promoting biofuels: implications for developing countries. Energy Policy, 36, 1538-1544.

Porter, J.R., Chirinda, N., Felby, C., Olesen, J.E. 2008. “Biofuels: Putting Current Practices in Perspective.” Science, 320, 1421.

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Restuti, D. and A. Michaelowa. 2007. “The economic potential of bagasse cogeneration as CDM projects in Indonesia.” Energy Policy 35, 3952-3966.

Righelato, R., Spracklen, D.V. 2007. “Carbon Mitigation by Biofuels or by Saving and Restoring Forests?” Science, 317, 902.

Runge, C.F. and Senauer, B. 2007. “How biofuels could starve the poor.” Foreign Affairs. http://www.foreignaffairs.org/20070501faessay86305/c-ford-runge-benjaminsenauer/how-biofuels-could-starve-the-poor.html

Searchinger, T.D., R. Heimlich, R.A. Houghton, F. Dong, A. Elobeid, J.Fabiosa, D. Hayes, and Y. Yu. 2008. “Use of Croplands for Biofuels Increases Greenhouse Gases through Emissions from Land Use Change.” Science, 319, 5867, 1238-40.

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Service, R.F. 2007. “Biofuel Researchers Prepare to Reap a New Harvest.” Science, 315, 1488-1491.

Shi, X., Elmore, A., Li, X., Gorence, N.J., Jin, H., Zhang, X. and Wang, F. “Using spatial information technologies to select sites for biomass power plants: A case study in Guangdong Province, China .” Biomass and Bioenergy, 32, 35-43.

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Somerville, C. 2006. “The Billion-Ton Biofuels Vision.” Science, 312, 1277.

Steenblick, R. 2006. “Liberalisation of Trade in Renewable Energy and Associated Technologies: Biodiesel, Solar Thermal and Geothermal Energy.” OECD.

Stephanopoulos, G. 2007. “Challenges in Engineering Microbes for Biofuels Production.” Science, 315, 801-804.

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Tokgoz, S.,A. Elobeid, J. Fabiosa, D.J. Hayes, B.A. Babcock, T-H. Yu, F. Dong, and C.E. Hart. “Bottlenecks, Drought, and Oil Price Spikes: Impact on U.S. Ethanol and Agricultural Sectors.” Review of Agricultural Economics, forthcoming 2008.

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