Volume 5 - Volume 5
PANORAMA OF ETHANOL USING TECHNOLOGY FORESIGHT
The energy market is experiencing a period of great momentum, with increasing regarding the use of renewable energy and "energy intelligence" (information, knowledge and energy conservation) investments. All this is occurring parallel to technological research and new business investments involving such energy sources. Therefore this paper aims to present an overview of ethanol, used as an alternative energy source to oil. In this paper the technological forecasting will be used, highlighting the importance of intellectual property, with respect to patents, its main object and depositors, in order to reveal the current industry scenario. Technology forecasting, and analysis identified the sharing of interests between the countries main depositors of patent documents in the renewable energy sector in the world, namely the United States, Japan, Germany and China. The methodology allowed the evaluation of the distribution of deposits of patent documents over time, identifying key actors working in the industry and the real situation of Brazil, in the field of renewable energies, particularly ethanol, relative to the rest of the world.
PaperID: p 2604-2618
Author's Name: Rafaela Lora Grando, Cláudia Braga Jacques Foss de Oliveira and Adelaide Maria Antunes
Volume: Volume 5
Issues: Volume 5
Keywords: Ethanol, Technological Forecasting, Patents.