Environmental and Socio-Economic Assessment of Stationary Energetic Use of Imported Biofuels: The Case of Palm Oil

Wissenschaftliche Studie

The study analyses the characteristics of palm oil, possibilities of using it for energy as well as the environmental, economic and social consequences thereof. It provides answers to questions regarding impacts on climate change as well as other environmental impacts and gives recommendations for environmental optimisations. Ultimately, the legal framework of the EU and WTO which apply to the regulation of the use of imported palm oil for energy are evaluated.


December 2006 – April 2007


German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety


Project Coordinator: Wuppertal Institut für Klima, Umwelt, Energie


In cooperation with:

  • ifeu - Institut für Energie-und Umweltforschung Heidelberg GmbH
  • Wilhelm Merton Zentrum für Europäische Integration und internationale Wirtschaftsförderung, J.W. Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt
  • Koordination der juristischen Bearbeitungsstelle Forschungsstelle Umweltenergierechte e.V., Universität Würzbürg

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