Title: Biodiesel in Brazil: science, technology and innovation indicators

Authors: Angela Machado Rocha; Cristina Maria Quintella; Ednildo Andrade Torres; Marcelo Santana Silva

Addresses: Interdisciplinary Center for Energy and Environment (CIEnAm), Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), Brazil ' Interdisciplinary Center for Energy and Environment (CIEnAm), Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), Brazil ' Interdisciplinary Center for Energy and Environment (CIEnAm), Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), Brazil ' Interdisciplinary Center for Energy and Environment (CIEnAm), Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), Brazil; Federal Institute of Bahia (IFBA), Santo Amaro, Bahia, Brazil

Abstract: 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.

Keywords: text mining; bibliometrics; scientometrics; indexed articles; patents; biodiesel; Brazil; science indicators; technology indicators; STI policy; innovation indicators; ethanol; sugar cane; intellectual property.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTM.2015.072984

International Journal of Technology Management, 2015 Vol.69 No.3/4, pp.246 - 260

Accepted: 11 Mar 2015
Published online: 11 Nov 2015 *

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