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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 (#33 of 1,263)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (95th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (99th percentile)

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Title
The Brazilian biofuels industry
Published in
Biotechnology for Biofuels, January 2008
DOI 10.1186/1754-6834-1-6
Pubmed ID
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 5%
United States 7 2%
United Kingdom 3 <1%
Chile 2 <1%
Pakistan 2 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Kenya 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Indonesia 1 <1%
Other 2 <1%
Unknown 341 90%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 77 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 75 20%
Researcher 55 15%
Student > Bachelor 46 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 30 8%
Other 66 17%
Unknown 30 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 124 33%
Engineering 64 17%
Environmental Science 34 9%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 25 7%
Chemistry 16 4%
Other 68 18%
Unknown 48 13%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 24. 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
#1,024,777
of 17,687,978 outputs
Outputs from Biotechnology for Biofuels
#33
of 1,263 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#6,426
of 133,563 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Biotechnology for Biofuels
#1
of 8 outputs
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