Camelina Sustainability

Energy balance and greenhouse gas emission of dryland Camelina as influenced by tillage and nitrogen – R. Keshavarz-Afshar, Y.A. Mohammed, and C. Chen. Energy 2015 Summary: In order to assess net energy gain and to identify energy saving and environmental friendly production operations, a two year study was conducted at central Montana. We investigated the effects of tillage method (CT ...

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Summary:  Camelina cultivation requirements are assessed by the authors, as well as pilot scale oil recovery to calculate life cycle analyses of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and energy demand; a comparison with the rapeseed cultivation in Romania is also conducted. The best result obtained for camelina value chain, regarding the greenhouse gas emissions reduction was over 60% compared to petroleum ...

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Summary: This study estimated the greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) and net energy ratio (NER) for producing hydrogenation-derived renewable diesel (HDRD) from canola and camelina in Western Canada. HDRD from camelina is environmentally superior to HDRD from canola due to lower agricultural inputs and higher yield for camelina. Considering all of the scenarios examined, HDRD from both crops appears to be ...

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Summary: The international biodiesel market is dominated by rapeseed oil, followed by soybean and palm oil. However, other crop platforms such as camelina and the recently emerged Ethiopian mustard hold promise as new biodiesel feedstocks. This chapter presents an overview on sustainability considerations associated with each of these oil crops. Life-cycle analysis (LCA) shows that biodiesel from soybean and rapeseed ...

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Summary: This study evaluated the environmental impact of biodiesel and hydroprocessed renewable jet fuel derived from camelina oil in terms of global warming potential, human health, ecosystem quality, and energy resource consumption. The life cycle inventory is based on production activities in the Canadian Prairies and encompasses activities ranging from agricultural production to oil extraction and fuel conversion. The lower ...

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Summary: In this study the environmental viability of camelina biodiesel was assessed using life cycle analysis (LCA) methodology. Link: http://www.researchgate.net/publication/251565697_A_life_cycle_assessment_of_biodiesel_derived_from_the_niche_filling_energy_crop_camelina_in_the_USA

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Summary: The objective of this paper is to reveal to what degree biobased jet fuels (biojet) can reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the U.S. aviation sector. Link: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/es202148g

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