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Agroenergy and biofuels atlas of the Americas: Ethanol
Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture
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This volume presents information about the current state of and outlook for ethanol production in several countries of the Americas. The agricultural sector has great potential as a supplier of feedstock for generating energy, including the production of solid fuels (wood, plant charcoal and agroindustrial processing wastes), gaseous (biogas) or liquid fuels such as ethanol and biodiesel. It is on these last products that this document will focus, especially ethanol. The document is divided into two parts. The first provides an overview of sugar and ethanol production in Latin America. The second focuses on the status of agroenergy and biofuel production, broken down by country. In both cases, data is presented on gasoline consumption in the region, the minimum surface area required to produce E10 ethanol, the regulatory frameworks governing production, the use and management of biofuels, the research under way aimed at improving sugarcane and ethanol production, other crops that could be used to produce ethanol besides sugar, the interest that governments and the private sector have shown in promoting biofuel production and use, and the willingness of national institutions to associate themselves with the Inter-American Ethanol Commission.
Added on 7 December 2009
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