Modelling Crop Productivity in Biofuel Development Plans: A Study in the Cerrado(Brazil)

C. Uggè, A. Baglivi, G. Fiorese & G. Guariso
Biofuels production have important impacts on local environment and land use. It is thus necessary to develop bioenergy exploitation plans in order to maximize their potentiality, keeping at the same time under control all the other issues that may be of relevance. The area considered in this work lies within a particular Brazilian Region called Cerrado. The Brazilian Biodiesel Development Plan suggests traditional soybean plantations in the Cerrado should be substituted with other oleaginous crops,...