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Sugarcane can afford a cleaner energy profile in Latin America & Caribbean

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Autor(es):
Souza, Simone Pereira [1, 2] ; Horta Nogueira, Luiz Augusto [1] ; Martinez, Johan [3] ; Barbosa Cortez, Luis Augusto [4]
Número total de Autores: 4
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Estadual Campinas, UNICAMP, Interdisciplinary Ctr Energy Planning, NIPE, POB 6166, BR-13083896 Campinas, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ New Hampshire, Dept Civil & Environm Engn, Durham, NH 03824 - USA
[3] Asociac Nacl Cultivadores Cana Azucar, Calle 58 Norte, 3N 15, Cali - Colombia
[4] Univ Estadual Campinas, UNICAMP, FEAGRI, Fac Agr Engn, POB 6011, BR-13083970 Campinas, SP - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 4
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: RENEWABLE ENERGY; v. 121, p. 164-172, JUN 2018.
Citações Web of Science: 2
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Latin American and Caribbean's (LAC) external dependency on fossil fuels and the pursuit for renewable energy leads to the need for a strategy to afford a cleaner and reliable domestic energy supply. Sugarcane presents high photosynthetic efficiency and it is a well-spread crop in LAC. Our study aims to explore the potential of different approaches of modern energy production from sugarcane, at a national level, and its implication to the environmental aspects. We found that Guatemala, Nicaragua and Cuba would be able to replace 10% of the gasoline and about 2-3% of the diesel consumption by only using the current molasses. With a slight expansion on sugarcane production, Bolivia can replace 20% of the gasoline and diesel, besides providing surplus ethanol for exportation or other purposes. With a minor investment, bagasse may enlarge the electricity access in many countries whereas in other may represent an alternative to replace fossil fuel sources. We also found relevant potential on reducing the GHG emissions specially in Bolivia, Paraguay and Nicaragua. However, the implementation of such strategies must be supported by appropriate policies to ensure competitive prices, overcome opportunity costs, and stimulate investments. (C) 2018 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 12/00282-3 - Contribuição de produção de bioenergia pela América Latina, Caribe e África ao projeto GSB-LACAF-Cana-I
Beneficiário:Luis Augusto Barbosa Cortez
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Programa BIOEN - Temático
Processo FAPESP: 15/02270-0 - Avaliação do potencial de produção sustentável de bioenergia da cana de açúcar na África do Sul, Moçambique, Colômbia e Guatemala
Beneficiário:Simone Pereira de Souza
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Pós-Doutorado