Governing Body

United Nations International Biofuels Forum (IBF)

If the biofuel industry could be said to have a single guiding body, it would have to be the U.N. International Biofuels Forum (IBF). The IBF was formed in 2007 to facilitate the sharing of information between biofuel producers and to link producers and consumers. It was recognized early on that biofuels would become a major commodity in the energy sector and that facilitating their development in a responsible way would have benefit for all segments of society.

Member Countries

  • Brazil
  • China
  • India
  • South Africa
  • United States
  • European Commision


Goals and Objectives

  • Promote the sustained production and use of biofuels
  • Link countries with agricultural potential to countries with production capacity and technology
  • Promote environmentally responsible biofuel production
  • Set industry standards
    • Biodiesel standards and ratings vary dramatically from region to region
    • Develop joint measurement standards
  • Share technical expertise and facilitate partnerships