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 ContentsPart 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.