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Particularities of Investment Projects in the Romanian Biodiesel Industry


  • Alin Paul OLTEANU

    (The Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Romania)


The European biodiesel industry is currently facing major challenges with governments reducing their fiscal support for biodiesel producers and with rising prices for feedstock. These challenges have a high impact on the profitability and survival of existing investment projects in biodiesel production. In this regard identifying and assessing the main particularities of investment projects have high significance, as they help management understand industry dynamics and better cope with unfavorable events. The paper follows a structured approach towards this objective and analyzes investment projects in Romanian biodiesel based on: a thorough SWOT analysis, current financing sources for biodiesel, risk categories and their impact on profitability of investment projects.

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  • Alin Paul OLTEANU, 2011. "Particularities of Investment Projects in the Romanian Biodiesel Industry," REVISTA DE MANAGEMENT COMPARAT INTERNATIONAL/REVIEW OF INTERNATIONAL COMPARATIVE MANAGEMENT, Faculty of Management, Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania, vol. 12(5), pages 977-985, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:rom:rmcimn:v:12:y:2011:i:5:p:977-985

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    biodiesel; financing; project risks; profitability; projects.;

    JEL classification:

    • L6 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing
    • M10 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - General
    • O52 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Europe


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