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Pausing this Blog for Little While

I’m pausing this blog for a whilst completing my thesis — but lots of interesting thoughts about biodiesel in Brazil and Timor-Leste coming up. In the meantime, have you watched my documentary about the National Biodiesel Production and Use Program … Continue reading

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The New Peasantry

I’m interested in how we communicate theory and different ways of wrangling our own heads about how theory works in the world. What do you think of this infographic? Does it help understand the idea of the New Peasantry? Or … Continue reading

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National Atlas of Biofuel in Brazil

National Atlas of Biofuel in Brazil    

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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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