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Tapping the Potential of Proalcool for the Household Energy Sector

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Modified date: 10/23/2017

Tapping the Potential of Proalcool for the Household Energy Sector

Categories

Relevant sector: Nutrition, Food Security

Resource type: Document

Resource use: Needs Assessment & Analysis

Language of the document: English


Author

Regina Couto

Organization

Shell Foundation Shell Foundation Shell Foundation Shell Foundation Shell Foundation Shell Foundation

Description

The Brazilian alcohol programme, focussing exclusively on the industrial-scale production of ethanol, has been successfully operating for more than thirty years. This article discusses how the same can be accomplished for cooking and household energy - a Proalcool movement for the household. Instead of relying on large scale ethanol production and distribution, the household energy market can be provided with ethanol from micro distilleries - a distributed rather than centralized energy model.

Year of publication

2007