Document Type

Closed Project

Publication Date

Fall 2011


Dundar Kocaoglu

Course Title

Management of Engineering and Technology

Course Number

ETM 520/620


Bio-fuel energy can be defined as an alternative source of energy due to being sustainable in both producing energy a ta lower price and avoiding exceeding carbon dioxide emission into the atmosphere.The most common world-wide types of bio-fuel are bio-diesel and ethanol. There are many methods to understand how and why technologies are accepted in a country. This report reviews bio-fuel adoption relative to political, cultural, technical, environmental, and economic perspectives for the two largest bio-fuel producers, Brazil and the United Sates. The research approach is to review the successful bio-fuel adoption in Brazil and ultimately to understand if any of these practices can be applied to U.S. The lessons learned from Brazil could be used by the U.S. to promote more wide-spread use of bio-fuel, with the long term objective of being an “oil-independent” nation in the future.


This project is only available to students, faculty, and staff of Portland State University.

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