The economy of biofuels in France

There would finally two major types of biofuels, as they pass from industrial refineries are mobilized more craftsmen.
Industrial biofuels are already part of strategic agricultural products, and for which international agreements are under discussion. The fear of French producers is that the EU, in negotiations with MERCOSUR, prefers to grant import rights to Brazil, which produces € 29 per hectolitre of ethanol against a French cost price currently estimated at € 50, and which can only decrease gradually (hence the importance of tax exemption as well). The situation is better for oilseeds, where the industrial equipment already in place is not being used at full capacity. The main issue today is the creation of new establishments for ethanol (see Al n ° 71)
"Artisanal" fuels can now be used by agriculture, tractors and various installations. The stake could be, in addition to this development "on the farm", to create markets in the other sectors of the economy; but that these new producers of energy that are the farmers have a direct use of it, it is all the same the chance of a not insignificant economic advantage, for a profession precisely raised to the concern of the future.

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Source: AIMVER - Info n ° 75 - December 2004 / January 2005

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