Biodiversity and Sustainability of Biofuels

C. Ortolan, F. Oliveira, A. Walter & M.R.L.V. Leal
Sustainability has been recognized as an essential aspect for the consolidation of the international markets of biofuels. The discussion about sustainability gained momentum during and after the food crisis in 2007¬2008. As consequence, sustainability initiatives and certification schemes have been proposed. It is believed that one of the worst consequences of non sustainable biofuel production is biodiversity loss and, as consequence, the principles of the main sustainability initiatives determine that biofuels cannot be produced in...