Plants get bioenergy through photosynthesis, and animals get it by consuming plants.
Humans can use this biomass in many different ways, through something as simple as burning wood for heat, or as complex as genetically modifying bacteria to create cellulosic ethanol.
Since almost all bioenergy can be traced back to energy from sunlight, bioenergy has the major advantage of being a renewable energy source.
This paper analyses the following seven sub-fields of Sustainable Energy Research with respect to the influence of proceedings papers on citation patterns across citing and cited document types, overall sub-field and document type impacts and citedness: the Wind Power, Renewable Energy, Solar and Wave Energy, Geo-thermal, Bio-fuel and Bio-mass energy sub-fields.
In 2017, he was considered one of the country's 100 most influential personalities in the energy field.
He is a member of the São Paulo State Academy of Sciences, member of Renova Bio, invited as Expert of the European Community for Bio Economy and advisor to the Economic Forum For Biotechnology.
He has sat on two RS working groups, ‘GHG emissions from agriculture’ in 2010 and in 2008/09 its working group on ‘Biofuels’ which produced an internationally acclaimed report on the science and policies needed for their sustainable development.
His research links environmental impact, techno-economic and sustainability assessment frameworks and is applied to policy making and industry standards.
In 2010 he received the prestigious Sofja-Kovalevskaja Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, allowing him to launch his independent research group and develop outstanding research on lignin valorisation.
For his contribution to advanced concepts for dissolution and deconstruction of lignocellulosic biomass and lignin-first biorefining, he was awarded the Gonçalo Pereira is a full professor at Unicamp, where he has supervised 73 masters and Ph Ds, guides 17 Ph D students and 8 master's degrees, published 136 articles and 9 book chapters, with 4772 citations, and required 32 patents and 6 software registrations.