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|Research center of Embrapa/Collection:||Embrapa Estudos e Capacitação - Artigo em anais de congresso (ALICE)|
|Type of Material:||Artigo em anais de congresso (ALICE)|
|Authors:||TORRES, D. A. P.|
MARTHA JUNIOR, G. B.
AVILA, A. F. D.
|Additional Information:||DANIELLE ALENCAR PARENTE TORRES, CECAT; CARL PRAY, RUTGERS UNIVERSITY, USA; GERALDO BUENO MARTHA JUNIOR, CECAT; YANG JUN, CENTER FOR CHINESE AGRICULTURAL POLICY; MSANGI SIWA, INTERNATIONAL FOOD POLICY RESEARCH INSTITUTE, USA; ROZELLE SCOTT, STANFORD UNIVERSITY, USA; ANTONIO FLAVIO DIAS AVILA, SGE.|
|Title:||The Brazilian ethanol industry: an overview of its production, technology, location, land use, regulations, and futures prospects.|
|Publisher:||In: INTERNATIONAL CONSORTIUM ON APPLIED BIOECONOMY RESEARCH CONFERENCE SUSTAINABILITY AND THE BIOECONOMY, 15., 2011. Rome. Anais... Rome: ICABR, 2011.|
|Description:||Brazilian ethanol has been used as biofuel since the 1970s, and currently is replacing approximately 40% of the gasoline that would be otherwise consumed in the country. Domestic demand for Brazilian ethanol is increasing as well as its exports since the biofuels are being promoted by governments around the world as an alternative to fossil fuel. In this context, the main objective of this paper is to do a descriptive and exploratory analysis of the Brazilian ethanol production system and the potential of biofuels in Brazil. We overview the recent developments in the ethanol industry with regard to ethanol technologies in Brazil (including new varieties, transgenic varieties, cellulosic technology), and the role of the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (EMBRAPA) research in this area. We examine the government promoting policies and their impacts on land use such as the increase across time and space in sugar cane area planted in the states of São Paulo, Paraná, Minas Gerais, Goiás and Mato Grosso do Sul (the main producers) and its consequences for other crops in these producing areas and for food security.|
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