Economic and environmental performance of oilseed cropping systems for biodiesel production : existing cultivation practices in the European Union

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Abstract

The Ecodiesel project aims at a drastic improvement of the GHG emission of current biodiesel production in the EU. If the biodiesel is produced from crops, the way the crop is cultivated at the farm is very important because calculations have shown that the emission from crop cultivation have a large effect on the total chein performance. This reports aims at a description of the baseline of oilcrop cultivation, i.e. the existing practices in the EU27 and the associated economic and environmental performance, notably energy use and GHG emission.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherPlant Research International Wageningen UR, Business Unit Agrosystems
Number of pages61
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Publication series

NameReport / Plant Research International
PublisherPlant Research International Wageningen UR, Business Unit Agrosystems
No.418

Keywords

  • biofuels
  • biobased economy
  • greenhouse gases
  • emission
  • oil plants
  • cultivation
  • arable farming
  • european union
  • biodiesel
  • energy consumption

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