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Biomass Usage in Brazil

Dr Silvio Vaz Jr

  1. Review

    The Brazilian wood biomass supply and utilization focusing on eucalypt

    Brazil has 8.51 million km2 of territorial area and a tropical climate. In 2010, the occupation of the Brazilian soil consists of 20.8% pasture, 6.8% agriculture, 0.8% forested areas, 61.0% natural forests, and 9...

    Jorge L Colodette, Claudia M Gomes, Fernando J Gomes and Carla P Cabral

    Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2014 1:25

    Published on: 2 December 2014

  2. Review

    Metabolomics applied in bioenergy

    Metabolomics, which represents all the low molecular weight compounds present in a cell or organism in a particular physiological condition, has multiple applications, from phenotyping and diagnostic analysis ...

    Patricia V Abdelnur, Camila Caldana and Marina C M Martins

    Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2014 1:22

    Published on: 30 October 2014

  3. Review

    Genetic improvement of microorganisms for applications in biorefineries

    The development of biorefineries directed to the production of fuels, chemicals and energy is important to reduce economic dependence and environmental impacts of a petroleum-based economy. Microorganisms are ...

    Bárbara G Paes and João RM Almeida

    Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2014 1:21

    Published on: 29 October 2014

  4. Review

    Innovation dynamics in the biobased industry

    This paper studies the biobased industry evolution as an innovation process, as this approach allows us to widen the current perspective of most literature in this field, by offering insights into the current ...

    Jose Vitor Bomtempo and Flávia Chaves Alves

    Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2014 1:19

    Published on: 29 October 2014

  5. Review

    The potential of the energy cane as the main biomass crop for the cellulosic industry

    The last century was the scene of an extraordinary social and economic development of mankind. This development had the fossil energy as one of its pillars. The discovery of petrol led the society to shape a d...

    Osmar V Carvalho-Netto, Jose A Bressiani, Hugo L Soriano, Celso S Fiori, Joao M Santos, Geraldo VS Barbosa, Mauro A Xavier, Marcos GA Landell and Goncalo AG Pereira

    Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2014 1:20

    Published on: 21 October 2014

  6. Research

    An analysis of Brazilian sugarcane bagasse ash behavior under thermal gasification

    Ashes from sugarcane were analyzed by X-ray fluorescence, ash content, X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS). FactSage 6.4 database software was used t...

    Catia Fredericci, Gerhard Ett, Guilherme FB Lenz e Silva, João B Ferreira Neto, Fernando JG Landgraf, Ricardo L Indelicato and Tiago R Ribeiro

    Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2014 1:15

    Published on: 14 October 2014

  7. Review

    Biobased fibers and materials in Brazil

    The human evolution is directly associated to the use of materials. During the last century, humanity had significant development powered by the use of fossil resources, which largely impacted the materials di...

    Leonardo F Valadares

    Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2014 1:16

    Published on: 2 October 2014

  8. Review

    Bioprocesses for biofuels: an overview of the Brazilian case

    Renewables are 46% in the Brazilian energy matrix, while the world scenario differs from this context to use only 13% of these resources. The biomass conversion using bioprocess has great potential to be appli...

    Monica Caramez Triches Damaso, Cristina Maria Monteiro Machado, Dasciana de Sousa Rodrigues, Silvia Goncalves Belem and Thais Fabiana Chan Salum

    Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2014 1:6

    Published on: 29 August 2014

  9. Review

    Green synthesis from biomass

    This review describes how to apply green chemistry principles to transform biomass into several types of molecules. On the basis of selected papers published over the last three to four years, it includes the ...

    Paulo M Donate

    Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2014 1:4

    Published on: 27 August 2014

  10. Review

    A renewable chemistry linked to the Brazilian biofuel production

    The transition from the current dependence on non-renewable raw materials to biomass as an oil substitute has become a strategic challenge to the twenty-first century. Chemicals have the highest potential to a...

    Sílvio Vaz

    Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2014 1:13

    Published on: 27 August 2014

  11. Review

    The glycerol biorefinery: a purpose for Brazilian biodiesel production

    According to estimates from the International Energy Agency, global energy consumption will increase by at least one third, between 2010 and 2035. The additional power required will be provided not only by fos...

    Emerson Léo Schultz, Daniela Tatiane de Souza and Mônica Caramez Triches Damaso

    Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2014 1:7

    Published on: 23 August 2014