Social Fuel Stamp (Brazil)

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The Social Fuel Stamp is part of Brazil's National Program of Biodiesel Production and Use.

  • It attempts to deal with the question of social sustainability of biofuels by providing tax incentives for biodiesel producers to purchase feedstocks from small family farms in poorer regions of the country.
  • To receive the stamp, producers must agree to:
    • "To purchase minimum percentages of raw materials from family farmers, 10% from regions North and Mid-West; 30% from the South and Southeast and 50% from the Northeast and the Semi-Arid Region; and
    • "To enter into contracts with family farmers establishing deadlines and conditions of delivery of the raw material and the respective prices, and to provide them with technical assistance."[1]

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  1. National Program on Biodiesel Production and Use Pamphlet (English)
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