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Overview

Bioenergy is coming to be seen as a priority on the international agenda, with the use of liquid biofuels a key strategy in the attempt to meet both the demand for environmental sustainability and the energy needs of countries. The growth in the production and use of biofuels around the world has led to increased interest and discussion about this subject. Given the dynamics of this phenomenon, the organizers of this book, based on more than 10 years experience of joint research on this subject, seek to address key issues relating to the production and marketing of liquid biofuels using the Brazilian experience with ethanol and biodiesel as an illustrative case, as well as the experiences of the leading producers and consumers of biofuels. The topics to be covered in this book include the role of public policies in fostering the emergence of the biofuels industry, the main socio-economic, environmental, technological aspects and the prospects for the sector. The conceptual and methodological bases that provide analytical support to the book are based on recent research published in indexed journals. The structure and content of the book seek to address some central issues regarding: How the biofuel industries have emerged and developed in different countries? What factors have been crucial to the success or failure of different production initiatives? What are the main socio-economic-environmental impacts of the production and consumption of liquid biofuels? How are national and international markets for liquid biofuels being structured? To what extent and/or in what conditions can the experiences and lessons learned at the national level be transferred and adapted in other countries? Finally, based on the scenarios, the prospects for liquid biofuels will be discussed.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781447172192
Publisher: Springer London
Publication date: 08/23/2016
Series: Lecture Notes in Energy , #27
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2014
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

About the Author

Antonio Domingos Padula is the ex-Dean and Associate Professor of the School of Management of the Federal University at Porto Alegre –UFRGS (Brazil). Mechanical Engineer (Brazil-1980), Docteur/PhD en Sciences de Gestion (Université des Sciences Sociales do Grenoble – France-1990). Professor of Production and Operations Management. Research areas: Industrial Organization and Global Value-Chains. Research subjects: Production and Operations Strategy and Supply-Chain Management in the food and agroenergy sectors.

Manoela Silveira dos Santos holds a Degree in Business Management (Brazil- 2005), a Master Degree in Business Management and is a Ph.D. candidate in Business Management (School of Management of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul at Porto Alegre (UFRGS) – Brazil, 2009). Research areas: Strategy and Global Value-Chains. Research subjects: Supply-Chain Management in agroenergy. With papers presented/published in national and international congresses and journals and participation in projects related to the biofuel supply chain in Rio Grande do Sul State - Brazil.

Omar Inácio Benedetti Santos holds a degree in Economics from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS/2005), a Master’s in Agribusiness from UFRGS(2007) and is currently a PhD student in Energy Planning at COPPE / UFRJ. Has experience in the area of Industrial Economics, Finance, Agribusiness Management, and Regional Economics Agroenergy, with emphasis on Biodiesel and ethanol, acting on the following topics: biodiesel, energy grid, agribusiness, cellulosic ethanol, bio-refineries, energy and development economics Energy, Decision Support Systems. Professor of Agribusiness Management Course CEAPE / EA / UFRGS. Professor of Agribusiness UNISINOS. Reviewer of International Journals. General Coordinator and researcher of the Agroenergy Structural Project of the state of Rio Grande do Sul.

Table of Contents

Part I General Aspects of the Production and Consumption of Liquid Biofuels.- Part II The Economic, Environmental and Social Sustainability of Liquid Biofuels.- Part III Scenarios – The Outlook in terms of Technology, Energy and Sustainability of Liquid Biofuels.

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