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The Brazilian biofuels industry

Overview of attention for article published in Biotechnology for Biofuels, January 2008
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#36 of 1,375)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (94th percentile)

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Title
The Brazilian biofuels industry
Published in
Biotechnology for Biofuels, January 2008
DOI 10.1186/1754-6834-1-6
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Authors

José Goldemberg

Abstract

Ethanol is a biofuel that is used as a replacement for approximately 3% of the fossil-based gasoline consumed in the world today. Most of this biofuel is produced from sugarcane in Brazil and corn in the United States. We present here the rationale for the ethanol program in Brazil, its present 'status' and its perspectives. The environmental benefits of the program, particularly the contribution of ethanol to reducing the emission of greenhouse gases, are discussed, as well as the limitations to its expansion.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 18 4%
United States 7 2%
United Kingdom 3 <1%
Pakistan 2 <1%
Chile 2 <1%
France 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Kenya 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Other 2 <1%
Unknown 365 91%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 91 23%
Student > Master 77 19%
Researcher 60 15%
Student > Bachelor 45 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 30 7%
Other 65 16%
Unknown 35 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 123 31%
Engineering 65 16%
Environmental Science 48 12%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 27 7%
Chemistry 19 5%
Other 68 17%
Unknown 53 13%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 23. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 10 May 2020.
All research outputs
#1,244,778
of 20,797,992 outputs
Outputs from Biotechnology for Biofuels
#36
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Outputs of similar age
#7,126
of 140,799 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Biotechnology for Biofuels
#1
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