Both strategic and economic considerations make desirable the development of alternatives to petroleum as a source of energy and chemicals. Alcohol is one such alternative, and the experience of Brazil, a world leader in its production, provides a unique contribution to industrial policy for other nations. This book will be a valuable reference for all those concerned with energy sources for the future.
"An excellent thumbnail sketch of what has happened in Brazil to make it the world leader in the use, and in expenditure on, biomass energy and applied biotechnology. NatureTo be welcomed as an encouraging report on what has been achieved, and what other nations must seriously consider for their own future in terms of energy supply." -- Science and Public Policy