Monthly Archives: April 2014

Declining Castor and Sunflower production in Bahia

I’ve been trawling through the website of the Brazilian Institute for Geography and Statistics (IBGE) and came across some data that I think is alarming From 2007-2009, castor bean production in Bahia declined by 75%! and Sunflower seed production declined … Continue reading

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Thesis on Biodiesel

My Endnote library is too big and growing…so thought I should share some of it around. Here is a collection of thesis (some Masters and some PhD) – mostly on the PNPB. I’m sure this is only a small section … Continue reading

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Biodiesel Conference in Brazil: November 2014

If you can read in Portuguese – the Biodiesel BR is a good place to get news about biodiesel developments in Brazil. Unfortunately, it is quiet expensive to access the full site but for free you can read the 1st … Continue reading

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Farmer’s Cooperatives Approved for Social Fuel Certification- Brazil

If you are thinking about doing research on farmers, cooperatives, biodiesel, Brazil or a combination of these – there is now an easy way to find which Cooperatives are formally approved by the Secretary of Family Farming (Secretaria da Agricultura … Continue reading

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Companies with Social Fuel Certification in Brazil

“Social Fuel Certification” (Selo Combust√≠vel Social) is an integral part of the Brazil National Biodiesel Production and Use Policy. ¬†Obtaining the Social Fuel Certification allows the biodiesel producer to receive a tax reduction, participate in the public auctions of biodiesel … Continue reading

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