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History, evolution, and environmental impact of biodiesel in Brazil: A review

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De Oliveira, Fernando C. ; Coelho, Suani T.
Total Authors: 2
Document type: Review article
Source: RENEWABLE & SUSTAINABLE ENERGY REVIEWS; v. 75, p. 168-179, AUG 2017.
Web of Science Citations: 29

In the last decade several scientific papers have dealt with the damages fossil fuels did to our environment. Carbon dioxide has been blamed the chief culprit since it is produced by the automobile fleet that uses diesel or gasoline as a fuel. As a result, several countries are implementing public policies aimed at the replacement of fossil fuels by renewable ones, such as biodiesel. Brazil has become one of them, since the biodiesel production has increased from 736 m(3) to 3,419,838 m(3) in less than ten years. Therefore, this paper intends to briefly review the literature on the history, evolution, and the environmental aspects of biodiesel in Brazil in order to show its positive economic impact on the Brazilian economy, in addition to showing how important this biofuel is to the environment by providing an overview of its advantages when compared to fossil diesel. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 12/51466-7 - Evolution of consumption patterns, economic convergence and carbon footprint of development: a comparison Brazil-France
Grantee:Suani Teixeira Coelho
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 14/50279-4 - Brasil Research Centre for Gas Innovation
Grantee:Julio Romano Meneghini
Support type: Research Grants - Research Centers in Engineering Program