Biofuels 2.0: investment opportunities and risks
Issue 1, 2007
Automotive, Utilities & alternative energy, Sustainability

Demand for biofuels is rapidly increasing as governments respond to climate change concerns. For the investor, such a rapidly growing market is attractive, but current demand depends heavily on government incentives. Newer "secondgeneration" technologies offer the potential for improved performance but involve a relatively high degree of technology risk. This article explores the issues for investors, and considers some possible strategies for success.