Natural Resource Management and Policy

Production of Ethanol from Sugarcane in Brazil

From State Intervention to a Free Market

Authors: Ferraz Dias de Moraes, Márcia Azanha, Zilberman, David

  • Analyzes the institutional and organizational changes that have affected the sugarcane ethanol industry in Brazil
  • Investigates the process of deregulation of the sugarcane ethanol industry and  the end products marketed under a system of government controls
  • Analyzes the period of government intervention in the industry and the subsequent process of deregulation
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About this book

The success of Brazil in the large-scale production and use of fuel ethanol has been widely discussed and analyzed by other countries interested in adopting policies designed to encourage the use of biofuels. Within this context, certain questions arise: Could the Brazilian experience be replicated in other countries? What were the conditions that enabled the creation of the Brazilian Proálcool (National Ethanol Program and what lessons can be learned? To examine these issues, it is important to understand the functioning of the key, interconnected markets (those for sugarcane, sugar and ethanol), which, from their inception, were the objects of extensive government intervention until 1999. Two main conditions enabled the creation of Proálcool: robust production of sugarcane and sugar (tightly regulated by the government, which applied the numerous regulations then in place); and the military regime that was in place at the time, whose decision-making and enforcement powers were quite broad, facilitating the carrying out of the necessary actions, as well as making it easier to coordinate the activities of the various stakeholders and sectors involved. This book increases understanding of the functioning of the sugarcane supply chain in Brazil, not only during the phase of government intervention but also in recent years (in the free-market environment). The lessons, positive and negative, gleaned from the Brazilian experience can contribute to reflection on and the development of alternative modalities of biofuel production in other countries, making the book of interest to scholars and policy-makers concerned with biofuel and renewable resources as well as economic development.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Ferraz Dias de Moraes, Márcia Azanha (et al.)

    Pages 1-4

  • State Intervention in the Chain of Production of Ethanol from Sugarcane in Brazil: Its Forms and Effects on the Development of the Sector Between the 1930s and 1980s

    Ferraz Dias de Moraes, Márcia Azanha (et al.)

    Pages 7-43

  • The 1990s: Deregulation of the Sector

    Ferraz Dias de Moraes, Márcia Azanha (et al.)

    Pages 47-52

  • Organizational Changes Within the Public Sphere

    Ferraz Dias de Moraes, Márcia Azanha (et al.)

    Pages 53-58

  • Organizational Changes Within the Private Sphere

    Ferraz Dias de Moraes, Márcia Azanha (et al.)

    Pages 59-64

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Hardcover $129.00
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  • Due: October 20, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-34857-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Production of Ethanol from Sugarcane in Brazil
Book Subtitle
From State Intervention to a Free Market
Authors
Series Title
Natural Resource Management and Policy
Series Volume
43
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-03140-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-03140-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-03139-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-34857-5
Series ISSN
0929-127X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 221
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations, 35 illustrations in colour
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