This question was given a lot of media coverage because of the pressure of biofuels cultures on food markets. It needs a global modelling architecture, integrating both the evolution of energetic systems, physic constraints of agrosystems, economic signals such as relative prices of different goods produced by the soil and even climatic retroaction on potential yields and cultivable lands. To that end, the Nexus Land Use (NLU) model has been developed within Imaclim team or with team partners (LSCE, LMD) and is currently available to be articulated. NLU is currently involved in evaluation of bioenergy potentials to comply with stringent emissions scenarios within the EMF33 session coordinated by Stanford.
This thematic research had also received support from the GIS Climat Ile-de-France (DECLIC project), ANR (Autrement Project) and the French Council of Energy.