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5
Nov
2014
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

ELLA Knowledge Materials on Brazil's Ethanol Programme now available in Spanish

We are pleased to announce that the Guide and Briefs on this theme have been translated into Spanish and are now available on the website.

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2
Oct
2013
GUIDE

The Story of Brazil’s Ethanol Programme

Energy insecurity in the 1970s led the Brazilian government to drive forward the development of the world’s strongest national biofuels industry. So just how has Brazil become the world’s largest producer of sugarcane ethanol and what lessons can the country’s experience provide for other regions?

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20
Sep
2013
SPOTLIGHT ON KNOWLEDGE

Spotlight on Publications: Brazil’s Ethanol Programme

This Spotlight highlights some of the key publications that study, analyse and document Brazil’s ethanol programme. The publications focus on the following specific issues: Brazilian government policies to promote the sector; sustainability issues; expansion, land use and agro-ecological zoning of sugarcane; bagasse, cogeneration and bioelectricity; and advanced biofuels.

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27
Jun
2013
SPOTLIGHT ON ORGANISATIONS

Spotlight on Organisations: Brazil’s Ethanol Programme

This Spotlight highlights some of the most influential organisations that focus on biofuel production, consumption and environmental impacts. Most of the organisations are Brazilian, though the Spotlight also includes groups from elsewhere in Latin America and Europe.

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24
May
2013
BRIEF

Sugarcane Agro-ecological Zoning: Greening the Expansion of Ethanol

As ethanol production becomes increasingly lucrative, how can nations ensure that expansion is environmentally sustainable? Brazil’s experiment with sugarcane agro-ecological zoning may provide some answers.

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20
Mar
2013
BRIEF

Government Intervention to Strengthen the Ethanol Sector: Lessons from Brazil

The scale of Brazil’s ethanol production, demand and competitiveness is largely attributable to government initiatives. The varying levels of success of such initiatives can provide interesting lessons for other countries.

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3
Oct
2012
BRIEF

Brazil’s Efforts to Mitigate the Environmental Impacts of Ethanol Production

As the sustainability of ethanol production continues to be a hot question, Brazilian attempts to improve an environmentally inefficient production process could provide pointers for those dealing with similar challenges in other countries.

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10
Sep
2012
BRIEF

From Manual to Mechanical Harvesting: Reducing Environmental Impacts and Increasing Cogeneration Potential

Mechanisation of sugarcane harvesting in Brazil has been shown to decrease environmental impacts and waste, while also increasing efficiency, energy cogeneration and thus sector profits and national energy security. Learning from Brazil’s years of trial-and-error, other countries could build an ethanol production system with these benefits from the outset.

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