CTBE's Research Program on Sustainability of Bioethanol from Sugarcane

A. Walter, M. Leal, J. Seabra, M. Cunha, C. Oliveira, L. Ko & T. Hernandes
Recently, many countries have turned their attention to the production and consumption of biofuels. This interest is due to factors like the need for mitigation of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, the volatility of oil prices, search for a more diverse energy matrix and the development of the agricultural sector. However, doubts have been raised regarding to the real benefits of biofuels and, in this sense, the effective sustainability of biofuels is an essential aspect for...