Across the world, civilization has progressed through the development of economies that depend on growth of, among other things, energy and food availability. Local and regional development depend on continuous economic prosperity, quality of life and increasing longevity. Sustainable solutions are welcomed that contribute to economic and social advancements of a country or region. This claims for a sustainable portfolio of solutions that may involve the combination of different technologies to produce energy and biofuels, reduce emissions and at the same time guarantee food supply and social development. In this regard bioenergy and biofuels are increasingly used and, if properly produced, they may contribute to food production and regional development. The main objective of this proposal is to develop and implement a methodology to evaluate biofuels production in developing countries taking into account concepts of sustainability coupling TEA, LCA and EXA.
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