Biocombustibles en Argentina, Brasil y Colombia: Avances y limitaciones.

Published in Geograficando, no. 5(5), p. 63-82.

Carrizo, S.C., Ramousse, D. and Velut, S.

Publication year 2009
  • CONICET, Centro de Estudios Urbanos y Regionales Universidad Nacional del Noroeste de la provincia de Buenos Aires.
  • Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines.
  • Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3, CREDAL.


IAI Program


IAI Project IAI La Plata Basin


Biofuels introduce agricultural spaces to power production. They modify power network and productive territories governance. Biofuels are mainly criticised because they are obtained from traditional crops however, it is also interesting to find out whether this productivity is sustainable with alternative crops which would not compete with food crops, as they would be located in marginal agricultural regions. This text deals with the production of biofuels in South American countries, within their international, national and local contexts. We focus on Argentina, Brazil and Colombia, continental leaders of the sector. We also analyse the evolution of the power market, the actors involved
and the implemented politics. On a different scale, we propose the beginning
of alternative biofuel chains.