The International Trade of Biomass: Concerns about Biofuels

A. Paiano, G. Camaggio & L. Lobefaro
At worldwide the implications associated with an increasing trade both in raw materials and biofuels show a double issue: the first is linked to the long transport distances and therefore to the reduction of environmental benefits; the second affects the exploitation of areas with high carbon stock, often located in countries with economic and social problems. In this sense, the concerns expressed by international organizations in the development of common schemes to authenticate that the...