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Comparative Analysis of the Development of the United States and European Union Biodiesel Industries, A


  • Miguel Carriquiry


Worldwide production of biodiesel is growing at a rapid pace. Arguably, the European Union (EU) is the global leader in biodiesel production, but the United States has recently expanded its production. The growth of the biodiesel industry in both regions has been fueled by a series of government-provided financial incentives. However, the timing of the growth and incentive provisions, the nature of the main incentives, and the market conditions differ across regions. This article provides a comparative analysis of the EU and U.S. biodiesel industries, highlighting market and policy aspects that are leading to a rapid but distinct growth.

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  • Miguel Carriquiry, 2007. "Comparative Analysis of the Development of the United States and European Union Biodiesel Industries, A," Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) Publications 07-bp51, Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) at Iowa State University.
  • Handle: RePEc:ias:cpaper:07-bp51

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    1. M. Ataman Aksoy & John C. Beghin, 2005. "Global Agricultural Trade and Developing Countries," World Bank Publications, The World Bank, number 7464.
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    1. Carriquiry, Miguel, "undated". "An Examination Of The Relationship Between Biodiesel And Soybean Oil Prices Using An Asset Pricing Model," 2016 Annual Meeting, July 31-August 2, 2016, Boston, Massachusetts 236167, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
    2. Hosseini, Seyed Ehsan & Andwari, Amin Mahmoudzadeh & Wahid, Mazlan Abdul & Bagheri, Ghobad, 2013. "A review on green energy potentials in Iran," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 27(C), pages 533-545.
    3. Ghobadian, Barat, 2012. "Liquid biofuels potential and outlook in Iran," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 16(7), pages 4379-4384.

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    biodiesel; biodiesel industry; biodiesel quality; biofuels; energy security; rapeseed oil; rapeseed methyl ester; soybean oil; soydiesel; ultra low sulfur diesel.;

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