BIOFUEL CHAIN: DEVELOPMENT, COMPETITIVENESS AND SUSTAINABILITY IN BRAZIL

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  • Ana Cecília Kreter Universidade Rhein-Waal
  • Annyeli Nascimento Dieese
  • Antonella Samoggia Universidade de Bolonha
  • Gervásio Castro de Rezende Universidade Federal Fluminense

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.48075/igepec.v21i1.17253

Palavras-chave:

biofuel, alcohol, production chain, competitive advantage, Brazil

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The purpose of this paper is to analyze the Brazilian biofuel chain, according to the Porter’s competitive advantage approach. The Brazilian biofuel policy is worldwide known not only by stimulating its production, but also by granting tax incentives. The current paper highlights how the biofuel policy was developed in Brazilsince the adoption of Proálcool, how this chain works, and how the government coordinates the different production stages. Despite Brazil had gone by different phases, from the full adoption and support by the federal government to the low public incentives, most of the mills kept the productive structure of Proálcool.

The results of this study show that the government participation is crucial for the success of the biofuel program. In addition, unlike other nations,Brazilstill has the possibility to increase his production – either through harvest area or through productivity – without environmental damage. Thus,Brazilcould increase its exportation, with relative competitive advantage. Finally, the study results show that, in a medium-term, the biofuel exportation growth cannot affect fuel prices in domestic market, which is another competitive advantage in international market. 

Biografia do Autor

Ana Cecília Kreter, Universidade Rhein-Waal

Doutora em Economia Aplicada (UFF). Professora Assistente do Departamento de Life Sciences da Universidade Rhein-Waal (HSRW). E-mail: anakreter@gmail.com

Annyeli Nascimento, Dieese

Mestre em Estudos Populacionais e Pesquisas Sociais (ENCE/IBGE). Pesquisadora colaboradora do Dieese. E-mail: annyeli.nascimento@gmail.com

Antonella Samoggia, Universidade de Bolonha

Professora Assistente do Departamento de Ciências Agrícolas da Universidade de Bolonha (UNIBO). E-mail: antonella.samoggia@unibo.it

Gervásio Castro de Rezende, Universidade Federal Fluminense

Doutor em Economia pela Universidade de Wisconsin (EUA). Professor Aposentado da Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF). E-mail: gcrezende@terra.com.br

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31-07-2017

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KRETER, A. C.; NASCIMENTO, A.; SAMOGGIA, A.; DE REZENDE, G. C. BIOFUEL CHAIN: DEVELOPMENT, COMPETITIVENESS AND SUSTAINABILITY IN BRAZIL. Informe GEPEC, [S. l.], v. 21, n. 1, p. p. 119–134, 2017. DOI: 10.48075/igepec.v21i1.17253. Disponível em: https://e-revista.unioeste.br/index.php/gepec/article/view/17253. Acesso em: 13 ago. 2022.

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