Publication
Title
Bitter sweet : how sustainable is bio-ethanol production in Brazil?
Author
Abstract
While biofuels have currently been regarded as a good alternative for fossil fuels, there remain many debates on their impacts on human and environment. This paper tried to shed light on bio-ethanol in Brazil as one of the main producers and exporters in the world. The main question was to understand how sustainable is bio-ethanol production in Brazil? To answer, the political motives of producing bioethanol followed by its ecological and socio-economic impacts were discussed. The paper concluded that although bio-ethanol production in Brazil seems environmentally friendly, it might socio-economically be hazardous.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Renewable and sustainable energy reviews. - Oxford, 1997, currens
Publication
Oxford : Elsevier Science, 2012
ISSN
1364-0321 [print]
1879-0690 [online]
Volume/pages
16:6(2012), p. 3599-3603
ISI
000306860700006
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External links
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Creation 08.05.2012
Last edited 14.08.2017