The world leader in the production and consumption of ethanol from sugar cane, Brazil has been conducting research in biodiesel for years including patents registered in the 80s. In 2005, biodiesel was incorporated into the Brazilian energy matrix. This article presents the biodiesel in Brazil, linking it to the policy of Science, Technology & Innovation (STI) in the country and their transformations in recent decades, highlighting the National Program for Production and Use of Biodiesel (PNPB). Through the techniques of text mining, it presents indicators on science, technology, and innovation of biodiesel in Brazil.
Author(s): Angela Machado Rocha, Cristina Maria Quintella, Ednildo Andrade, and Marcelo Santana Silva
Organization(s): Federal University of Bahia (UFBA)
Source: International Journal of Technology Management