An Evaluation of the Use of Biomass as an Energy Source: The Brazilian Alcohol Programme

This paper discusses the prehmmaiy results of Brazil's Economic and Social Planmng lnst1tute's BIOMASS linear programming model with emphasis on three aspects: temporal and spatial crop mix patterns along the analysis horizon; evaluation of the social cost of alcohol fuel; and the impact of alcohol production on the balance of payments. Brazil's national alcohol programme (PROALCOOL) increases domestic costs but its impact on the balance of payments is positive and substantial.


Issue Date:
1987
Publication Type:
Conference Paper/ Presentation
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/197403
Page range:
120-124
Total Pages:
5




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