Assessing the Potential of the State of Veracruz, México to Produce Bioethanol and Biodiesel

J. Uresti-Gil, H.D. Inurreta-Aguirre, R. De J. López-Escudero & D. Uresti-Durán
The objective of this work was to assess and map the biomass and biofuel production of the state of Veracruz, México; in order to identify the most suitable areas to produce biofuels, with minimum negative impact in food production and deforestation. The Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) model was used to simulate biomass and biofuels yield from ten selected plant species throughout the 7.18 million hectares of Veracruz. From Sugar cane, sugar beet, sweet...