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MASIERO, Gilmar. Developments of biofuels in Brazil and East Asia: experiences and challenges. Rev. bras. polít. int. [online]. 2011, vol.54, n.2, pp.97-117. ISSN 1983-3121.

This paper summarizes the role that new technologies and government policies have played in the evolution of the biofuels industry in Brazil and East Asia. It documents the factors that contributed to Brazil, China, Japan, and South Korea becoming producers and consumers of biofuels, as well as the extent to which this energy source has been effectively adopted in each of these economies. For the three East Asian countries, it then assesses the extent to which trade and cooperation on biofuels exists with Brazil. It argues that Japan is much more far advanced in its cooperation with Brazil on biofuels and asserts that there is strong potential to improve cooperation with China and South Korea.

Keywords : biofuels; Brazil; East Asia.

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