Research on Biodiesel in the National Institute of Science and Technology for Energy and Environment: An Analysis through Scientometry, and Complex and Social Networks


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  • Fábio Matos Fernandes Postgraduate Program in Industrial Engineering, Polytechnic School, Federal University of Bahia, Bahia, Brazil,
  • Luís Oscar Martins Center for Science and Technology in Energy and Sustainability, Federal University of Reconcavo of Bahia, Bahia, Brazil,
  • Antônio Carlos dos Santos Souza Multi-Institutional and Multidisciplinary Doctorate in Knowledge Dissemination, Federal Institute of Bahia, Bahia, Brazil,
  • Francisco Gaudêncio Mendonça Freires Postgraduate Program in Industrial Engineering, Polytechnic School, Federal University of Bahia, Bahia, Brazil,
  • Marcelo Santana Silva Postgraduate Program in Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer for Innovation, Federal Institute of Bahia, Bahia, Brazil.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.32479/ijeep.14176

Keywords:

Biodiesel, Bibliometrics, Scientometrics, , Exploratory Factor Analysis

Abstract

The National Institute of Science and Technology for Energy and Environment (INCT E&A) is a virtual network of scientific-institutional cooperation focused on research for energy sustainable use and environmental preservation. This article aimed to identify production and articulations of researchers affiliated to INCT E&A in biodiesel research in the period from 2009 to 2020, based on scientometric, and social and complex network analysis. Altogether 76 articles involving biodiesel theme were analysed and a network of 212 authors from 48 institutions with a high level of collaboration was identified. Network topological properties were calculated, making it possible to find central researchers and affirm that it presents the small world phenomenon. It was also possible to observe that scientific production by the researchers occurred especially between the years 2009 and 2014. After this period, biodiesel theme stopped attracting INCT E&A researcher’s attention, demobilizing a network at a moment when Brazil chose biofuels as a decarbonizing strategy for transport matrix through the National Biofuels Policy (RenovaBio).

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Author Biographies

Fábio Matos Fernandes, Postgraduate Program in Industrial Engineering, Polytechnic School, Federal University of Bahia, Bahia, Brazil,

Ph.D. Student, Postgraduate Program in Industrial Engineering, Polytechnic School, Federal University of Bahia. Professor Aristides Novis Street, 02, Federação, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

Antônio Carlos dos Santos Souza, Multi-Institutional and Multidisciplinary Doctorate in Knowledge Dissemination, Federal Institute of Bahia, Bahia, Brazil,

Assistant Professor, Multi-Institutional and Multidisciplinary Doctorate in Knowledge Dissemination, Federal Institute of Bahia. Emídio dos Santos Street, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

Francisco Gaudêncio Mendonça Freires, Postgraduate Program in Industrial Engineering, Polytechnic School, Federal University of Bahia, Bahia, Brazil,

Assistant Professor, Postgraduate Program in Industrial Engineering, Polytechnic School, Federal University of Bahia. Professor Aristides Novis Street, 02, Federação, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

Marcelo Santana Silva, Postgraduate Program in Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer for Innovation, Federal Institute of Bahia, Bahia, Brazil.

Assistant Professor, Postgraduate Program in Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer for Innovation, Federal Institute of Bahia. Emídio dos Santos Street, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.

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Published

2023-05-17

How to Cite

Fernandes, F. M., Martins, L. O., dos Santos Souza, A. C., Mendonça Freires, F. G., & Santana Silva, M. (2023). Research on Biodiesel in the National Institute of Science and Technology for Energy and Environment: An Analysis through Scientometry, and Complex and Social Networks. International Journal of Energy Economics and Policy, 13(3), 207–218. https://doi.org/10.32479/ijeep.14176

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