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Biomass energy potential in Brazil. Country study

Abstract

The present paper was prepared as a country study about the biomass potential for energy production in Brazil. Information and analysis of the most relevant biomass energy sources and their potential are presented in six chapters. Ethanol fuel, sugar-cane bagasse, charcoal, vegetable oil, firewood and other biomass-derived fuels are the objects of a historical review, in addition to the presentation of state-of-the-art technologies, economic analysis and discussion of relevant social and environmental issues related to their production and use. Wherever possible, an evaluation, from the available sources of information and based on the author`s knowledge, is performed to access future perspectives of each biomass energy source. Brazil is a country where more than half of the energy consumed is provided from renewable sources of energy, and biomass provides 28% of the primary energy consumption. Its large extension, almost all located in the tropical and rainy region, provides an excellent site for large-scale biomass production, which is a necessity if biomass is to be used to supply a significant part of future energy demand. Even so, deforestation has occurred and is occurring in the country, and the issue is discussed and explained as mainly the result of non-energy causes or the  More>>
Authors:
Moreira, J [1] 
  1. Biomass Users Network-Brazil Regional Office, Sao Paulo (Brazil)
Publication Date:
Dec 01, 1995
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
INIS-XT-002; CONF-9512165-
Reference Number:
SCA: 093000; PA: AIX-30:019835; EDB-99:048998; SN: 99002090901
Resource Relation:
Conference: Symposium on development and utilization of biomass energy resources in developing countries, Vienna (Austria), 11-14 Dec 1995; Other Information: DN: 115 refs, figs, tabs; PBD: Dec 1995; Related Information: Is Part Of Symposium on development and utilization of biomass energy resources in developing countries. Proceedings. V. 2: Country case studies; PB: 178 p.
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS; BIOMASS; BRAZIL; CHARCOAL; DEFORESTATION; ENERGY CONSUMPTION; ENERGY DEMAND; ETHANOL FUELS; POWER GENERATION; RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES; SUGAR CANE; VEGETABLE OILS; WOOD FUELS
OSTI ID:
340385
Research Organizations:
United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Vienna (Austria)
Country of Origin:
UNIDO
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: DE99621758; TRN: XT9900028019835
Availability:
INIS; OSTI as DE99621758
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
pp. 1-47
Announcement Date:
May 26, 1999

Citation Formats

Moreira, J. Biomass energy potential in Brazil. Country study. UNIDO: N. p., 1995. Web.
Moreira, J. Biomass energy potential in Brazil. Country study. UNIDO.
Moreira, J. 1995. "Biomass energy potential in Brazil. Country study." UNIDO.
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title = {Biomass energy potential in Brazil. Country study}
author = {Moreira, J}
abstractNote = {The present paper was prepared as a country study about the biomass potential for energy production in Brazil. Information and analysis of the most relevant biomass energy sources and their potential are presented in six chapters. Ethanol fuel, sugar-cane bagasse, charcoal, vegetable oil, firewood and other biomass-derived fuels are the objects of a historical review, in addition to the presentation of state-of-the-art technologies, economic analysis and discussion of relevant social and environmental issues related to their production and use. Wherever possible, an evaluation, from the available sources of information and based on the author`s knowledge, is performed to access future perspectives of each biomass energy source. Brazil is a country where more than half of the energy consumed is provided from renewable sources of energy, and biomass provides 28% of the primary energy consumption. Its large extension, almost all located in the tropical and rainy region, provides an excellent site for large-scale biomass production, which is a necessity if biomass is to be used to supply a significant part of future energy demand. Even so, deforestation has occurred and is occurring in the country, and the issue is discussed and explained as mainly the result of non-energy causes or the use of old and outdated technologies for energy production. (author) 115 refs, figs, tabs}
place = {UNIDO}
year = {1995}
month = {Dec}
}