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Revista de Ingeniería

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CARDONA ALZATE, Carlos Ariel. Perspectives of Biofuels Production in Colombia: Latinamerican and World Contexts. [online]. 2009, n.29, pp.109-120. ISSN 0121-4993.

The basic aspects of liquid biofuels (biodiesel and fuel ethanol) production are discussed, including advantages and disadvantages, raw materials, technologies, prospects of development and challenges for their successful implementation in the national and international context. The article also provides a brief analysis of the biofuels impact on the environment as the main contribution to sustainable mobility. This work additionally describes a strategy designed together with FAO to assess the impact of biofuels on food security.

Keywords : Biodiesel; environmental impact; food security; fuel ethanol.

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