chapter  11
THE BRAZILIAN ALCOHOL PROGRAM
ByL C MONACO
Pages 11

The National Alcohol Program (PROALCOOL) is an integral part of the Brazilian efforts to substitute biomass energy for nonrenewable energy sources. During the 1983-84 campaign, 7.6 million m3 of alcohol will be produced; 0.4 million m3 will be used in the chemical industry, 3.6 million m3 as fuel for allethanol cars, and 2.1 million m3 as octane booster for gasoline for more than 8 million vehicles. The PROALCOOL goal for 1986-87 is to produce 10.7 million m3, aiming at the substitution of 170,000 barrels of petroleum per day, which represent about 15% of the forecasted oil consumption in that year. Recently this goal was raised to 14.3 million m3.