Author Archives: Sarina Kilham

About Sarina Kilham

I'm a Doctoral Researcher at the Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney. Trained as a social scientist and with a Masters in Sustainable Agriculture, I'm interested in farmer's experiences of growing feedstock for biodiesel production. My research has focused on biodiesel production in Brazil and Timor-Leste. Also on Twitter @sarinakilham and blogging at

Companies with Social Fuel Certification in Brazil

“Social Fuel Certification” (Selo Combustível 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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Social Structures in the semi-arid region and the biodiesel market This is a good read and excellent for understanding some of the on-the-ground-realities of biodiesel for social inclusion outcomes in Brazil.  [Use google translate if you don’t speak Portuguese : … Continue reading

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Biodiesel Production Chain Bahia Brazil

This is some mind mapping I’ve done of the Biodiesel Production Chain in Bahia Brazil- mostly with castor bean in mind. This is still a draft – please contact me if you’d like to cite or discuss.

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Figure: Biodiesel Production in Bahia

What do you think of this diagram? Are there elements that I’ve missed? Something not clear? Its a real round-about of connections but the software I was using (scapple)  couldn’t create ‘looped links’ so I’ve done the best with explanatory … Continue reading

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