Introduction

Government authorities are increasingly faced with decisions on allocating land or granting operating licenses to bioenergy investments, including those funded by international investors. In order to make an informed and responsible decision on whether to go ahead with a particular investment project, on what types of conditions to include in the eventual license agreement and/or how to structure and implement a publicly funded bioenergy investment project, many of the same questions need to be considered as those that are addressed in the bioenergy strategy. This section will outline the decision process for reviewing project proposals in an effort to align the national bioenergy strategy with projects on the ground.