Liquid Biofuels: Emergence, Development and Prospects

  • Antonio Domingos Padula
  • Manoela Silveira dos Santos
  • Omar Inácio Benedetti Santos
  • Denis Borenstein

Part of the Lecture Notes in Energy book series (LNEN, volume 27)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Hong To, Suman Sen, Michael B. Charles
    Pages 1-23
  3. Pery Francisco Assis Shikida, Adele Finco, Bárbara Françoise Cardoso, Valdir Antonio Galante, Daliane Rahmeier, Deborah Bentivoglio et al.
    Pages 25-53
  4. D. F. Kolling, V. F. Dalla Corte, C. A. O. Oliveira
    Pages 55-72
  5. Gunter Festel, Martin Bellof, Martin Würmseher, Christian Rammer, Eckhard Boles
    Pages 93-115
  6. Aldara da Silva César, Mário Otávio Batalha, Luiz Fernando de O. Paulillo
    Pages 117-133
  7. Michael B. Charles, Suman Sen
    Pages 149-171
  8. Sílvio Vaz Jr., Jennifer R. Dodson
    Pages 173-187
  9. Lauro A. Ribeiro, Patrícia Dias, Luis Felipe Nascimento, Patrícia Pereira da Silva
    Pages 227-244
  10. Ahmad Zuhairi Abdullah, Shazia Sultana, Steven Lim, Mushtaq Ahmad
    Pages 245-263
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 265-272

About this book


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.


Bioenergy Environmental Sustainability Ethanol and Biodiesel Liquid Biofuels Sustainability of Biofuels

Editors and affiliations

  • Antonio Domingos Padula
    • 1
  • Manoela Silveira dos Santos
    • 2
  • Omar Inácio Benedetti Santos
    • 3
  • Denis Borenstein
    • 4
  1. 1.Agribusiness Center (CEPAN/UFRGS), School of ManagementFederal University of Rio Grande do SulPorto AlegreBrazil
  2. 2.Department of Business ManagementState University of Western ParanáFoz do IguacuBrazil
  3. 3.Agribusiness Center (CEPAN/UFRGS)Federal University of Rio Grande do SulPorto AlegreBrazil
  4. 4.School of Management, Federal University of Rio Grande do SulPorto AlegreBrazil

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-6481-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-6482-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2195-1284
  • Series Online ISSN 2195-1292
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