Renewable Matter # 20 / February-March

A Bioethanol-Fuelled Bioeconomy

by Mario Bonaccorso

Dossier Brazil


700 million tonnes of sugarcane treated in one year; 30.23 billion litres of bioethanol produced in 2015-2016. Used not just as biofuel but also in industries, it is the global leader in the production of biopolymers and biochemicals. 


Abundance of non-food biomass, soil and vast availability of natural resources, a biodiversity almost unmatched anywhere else in the world and a biotechnological and chemical industry focused on innovation, with the biofuel sector as the nation’s spearhead. These are the main characteristics of Brazil’s bioeconomy, making the South American country one of the...

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