Otavio Cavalett, Tassia L. Junqueira, Mateus F. Chagas, Lucas G. Pereira, and Antonio Bonomi
Brazilian Bioethanol Science and Technology Laboratory (CTBE), Brazilian Center of Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM),
Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil
In Brazil, about half of the total energy supplied comes from renewable sources, mainly hydroelectric power, sugarcane, and wood. Sugarcane bioenergy is very important in this context; in 2012, it accounted for 15.4% (43.6 Mtoe) of the national energy supply—slightly greater than the contribution of hydroelectric power (13.8%) (EPE 2013). In the road transport sector, the share of biofuels has been considerable: ...