- FAO Releases Reports on Methodologies and Good Practices for Sustainable Bioenergy, 5 March 2012 by IISD Reporting Services: "The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has announced several new publications from its Bioenergy and Food Security Criteria and Indicators (BEFSCI) project on: methodologies, good practices, and policy measures for promoting sustainable bioenergy development."
- "The publications cover, inter alia: good environmental and socio-economic practices in bioenergy production; policy instruments to promote such good practices; a compilation of tools and methodologies, as well as a set of indicators, to assess the impacts of bioenergy development on food security at the national and project level; and case studies of opportunities and challenges for smallholders in bioenergy value chains and certification schemes in Peru, Mali and Thailand." 
- FAO's Tool Weighs Pros and Cons of Biofuels, 7 June 2011 by AllAfrica.com: "Calculating the costs and benefits of investing in biofuels may become easier for policymakers with a guide launched by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)."
- "The Bioenergy and Food Security (BEFS) Analytical Framework, released last month (17 May), was developed over the past three years and tested in Peru, Tanzania and Thailand."
- "Heiner Thofern, head of the BEFS project, said that the goal is to help policymakers make informed decisions on whether development of bioenergy is a viable option for their countries and, if so, identify policies that will maximise benefits for the economy and minimise risks to food security."
- Chris Buddenhagen, council coordinator of the Hawaii Invasive Species Council who developed a tool for assessing the risk of invasion by biofuel species, also welcomed the method, but warned that it seems hard to use and difficult to apply quickly to make the best policy decisions."
- "He also said the tool neglects some important issues, such as biodiversity and the invasiveness of biofuel species."
- Peru's agriculture minister seeks restrictions on biofuel production, 20 May 2008 by the International Herald Tribune: "Peru's government plans to restrict biofuel production to secure its food supply, the country's agricultural minister said Tuesday."
- The plans are "to restrict the cultivation of crops destined for biofuels on land currently used to produce food....Clearing of forested land for biofuel production will also be prohibited."
- "Last month, President Alan Garcia blamed rising food prices on the global push to convert cropland to the production of alternative fuels like ethanol."
- Pure Biofuels takes over InterPacific Oil S.A.C. (press release) 5 December 2007. "Pure Biofuels completes acquisition of InterPacific Oil S.A.C.'s biodiesel operation - Peru's largest and longest running biodiesel facility."
- Instituto Peruano de Energía Nuclear
- Ministerio de Energía y Minas
- Organismo Supervisor de la Inversión en Energía y Minería
- Centro de Conservacion de Energia y del Medio Ambiente
- Comité de Operación Económica del Sistema Interconectado Nacional
- Sociedad Nacional de Minería, Petróleo y Energía
- The Biofuels Industry in Peru: Natural Advantages versus Legal Uncertainties by Tomas Piccinini. A very interesting page giving a good overview of Peruvian biofuel policies and the country's prospects on the biofuel market.
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