Política energética e agentes científicos: o caso das pesquisas em células a combustível no Brasil* * Este artigo traz resultados da pesquisa de mestrado intitulada "Em busca de alternativas energéticas: estudo sobre as pesquisas em células combustíveis no Brasil" (Lorenzi, 2012), defendida no Programa de Pós-graduação em Ciência, Tecnologia e Sociedade (PPGCTS) da UFSCar, São Carlos, com financiamento da Fapesp.

Thales Novaes de Andrade Bruno Rossi Lorenzi About the authors

Abstract

This paper aims to analyze political and social dimensions of the researches conducted in fuel cells and energetic use of hydrogen in Brazil. The research is a case study on National Center of Reference in Hydrogen Energy (Ceneh), a public center that develops technological researches related to hydrogen and fuel cells. For theorical background we depart from Sociology of Science, specially Actor-Network Theory developed by Bruno Latour and Michel Callon, that helped us to identify actors involved in researches in this field, their actions and struggles, as well as the social and political scenario for fuel cells in national and international levels.

Keywords:
fuel cells; hydrogen; Ceneh; sociology of science

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