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Waste cooking oil as an energy resource: review of Chinese policies

Zhang, H., Wang, Q. and Mortimer, S. R. ORCID: (2012) Waste cooking oil as an energy resource: review of Chinese policies. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 16 (7). pp. 5225-5231. ISSN 1364-0321

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2012.05.008


Converting waste cooking oil into biofuel represents a three-win solution, dealing simultaneously with food security, pollution, and energy security. In this paper, we encode the policy documents of waste cooking oil refining biofuel in China based on content analysis, and explore the related policies from the two dimensions as basic policy tools and enterprises supply chain. Research indicates the weak institution coordination of policy issuing entities. Also, the findings show that tools of regulatory control and goal planning are overused. Policies of government procurement, outsourcing and biofuel consumption are relatively scarce. Generally, government focuses more on formulating policies from the strategic, administrative and regulatory aspects, while less on market-oriented initiatives as funding input and financial support.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Life Sciences > School of Agriculture, Policy and Development > Department of Sustainable Land Management > Centre for Agri-environmental Research (CAER)
ID Code:30879
Uncontrolled Keywords:Waste cooking oil; biofuel; policy tools; content analysis


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