Global Bioethanol: Evolution, Risks, And Uncertainties

Paperback | June 14, 2016

bySergio Luiz Monteiro Salles-filhEditorLuis Augusto Barbosa Cortez, José Maria Ferreira Jardim Da S

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Global Bioethanol: Evolution, Risks, and Uncertainties explores the conceptual and methodological approaches for the understanding of bioethanol technologies, policies and future perspectives. After a decade of huge investments made by big companies and governments all around the world, it is time to talk about the real conditions in which bioethanol will or will not evolve. Uncertainties and certainties are discussed and addressed to understand the futures of global bioethanol. The book analyses the evolution of bioethanol in the world's energy mix under technological, economic and commercial perspectives. It gives particular emphasis on the innovative trajectories of second-generation ethanol and their potential in different countries and regions. Future scenarios are proposed in order to evaluate the possible outcomes of ethanol in a global perspective. For providing a thorough overview of the bioethanol sector from different points of view, this book is a very useful resource for all involved with biofuels in general and bioethanol in particular, including energy engineers, researchers, consultants, analysts and policy makers. Presents a thorough examination of the uncertainties surrounding bioethanol in the future global energy mix Provides a data-driven and updated picture on the technological, economic, and market trends and scenarios for bioethanol Offers a foresight analysis on the perspectives of bioethanol as a global commodity Includes a prospective about who is going to lead the new trajectories in the global arena

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Global Bioethanol: Evolution, Risks, and Uncertainties explores the conceptual and methodological approaches for the understanding of bioethanol technologies, policies and future perspectives. After a decade of huge investments made by big companies and governments all around the world, it is time to talk about the real conditions in w...

Sergio Luiz Monteiro Salles-Filho is currently head of the Bioethanol Innovation Management Lab (NAGISE) at the University of Campinas, Brazil, where he is full professor at the department of Science and Technology Policy, and where he also founded in 1995 the Laboratory of Studies on the Organisation of Research and Innovation, leadin...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:276 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:June 14, 2016Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0128031417

ISBN - 13:9780128031414

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Table of Contents

1. Ethanol Industry: Surpassing Uncertainties and Looking Forward

2. Ethanol Use in the United States: Status, Threats and the Potential Future

3. Political Orientations, State Regulation and Biofuels in the Context of the Food-Energy-Climate Change Trilemma

4. Innovation Systems of Ethanol in Brazil and the United States: Making a New Fuel Competitive

5. Innovation in the Brazilian Bioethanol Sector: Questioning Leadership

6. Policies Towards Bioethanol and Their Implications: Case Brazil

7. Ethanol Production Technologies in the US:Status and Future Developments

8. Technological Foresight of the Bioethanol Case

9. China's Fuel Ethanol Market

10. Fuel Ethanol in Africa: A Panoramic View With an Accent on Bénin and Kenya

11. Future of Global Bioethanol: An Appraisal of Results,Risk and Uncertainties

Conclusions: Futures of Bioethanol-Main Findings and Prospects