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Lecture Notes in Energy

Liquid Biofuels: Emergence, Development and Prospects

Editors: Domingos Padula, A., Silveira dos Santos, M., Benedetti Santos, O.I., Borenstein, D. (Eds.)

  • Discusses the debate on the emergence and diffusion of liquid biofuels as an energy source
  • Presents the different elements that compose the debate on public policy, industry organization, competitiveness and sustainability of different systems for the production of liquid biofuels
  • Covers the Brazilian experience of producing Ethanol and Biodiesel, as well as the experiences of other leading countries in the production of biofuels
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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.

About the authors

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 contents (13 chapters)

  • Economic Issues in the Liquid Biofuels Industry

    To, Hong (et al.)

    Pages 1-23

  • A Comparison Between Ethanol and Biodiesel Production: The Brazilian and European Experiences

    Shikida, Pery Francisco Assis (et al.)

    Pages 25-53

  • Global Market Issues in the Liquid Biofuels Industry

    Kolling, D. F. (et al.)

    Pages 55-72

  • The Biofuel Industry Concentration in Brazil Between 2005 and 2012

    Cavalheiro, Everton Anger

    Pages 73-91

  • Calculation of Raw Material Prices and Conversion Costs for Biofuels

    Festel, Gunter (et al.)

    Pages 93-115

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4471-6481-4
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4471-7219-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Liquid Biofuels: Emergence, Development and Prospects
Editors
  • Antonio Domingos Padula
  • Manoela Silveira dos Santos
  • Omar Inácio Benedetti Santos
  • Denis Borenstein
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Energy
Series Volume
27
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights In India: Ane Books India, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-1-4471-6482-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4471-6482-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4471-6481-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-7219-2
Series ISSN
2195-1284
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 272
Number of Illustrations and Tables
49 b/w illustrations, 23 illustrations in colour
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