IDB Biofuels Sustainability Scorecard

Aug 2009
This document presents the IDB Biofuels Sustainability Scorecard user's guide. The primary objective of the Scorecard is to provide a tool to think through the complex issues associated with biofuels from the field to the tank, thereby encouraging higher levels of sustainability in such projects. While the Scorecard addresses many sustainability issues, it should not be used as a replacement for certification schemes and/or life-cycle assessment tools, but rather should inform these processes. The Scorecard has been designed specifically for the private sector at the project level, but could be used more broadly as a conceptual tool to outline criteria that should be assessed in biofuels development. The Scorecard has been designed to be useful for project developers, including people at all stages of production; financial institutions; private investors; and environmental and social safeguard reviewers