To produce the amount of biofuel currently demanded would require an area larger than Cambodia or Ja


Producing 100 billion litres (a number close to the current global biofuel demand) uses an area larger than Cambodia (20.4 million ha of sugar cane) or Japan (38.5 million ha of corn) or, if it were biodiesel, 58.8 million ha of rapeseed, 4 million hectares - larger than the country of France. Cambodia is 17.6 million hectares Japan is 36.4 million hectares France is 54.7 million hectares (Kenya is 56 million)

High Level Panel of Experts, "Biofuels and food security," FAO, June 2013. http://www.fao.org/fileadmin/user_upload/hlpe/hlpe_documents/HLPE_Report... Country sizes from FAOSTAT "land area" [verified 4/15/14]

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