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Title: Life cycle assessment of Jatropha biodiesel: preliminary results of an Indian case
Authors: Achten, Wouter
Bolle, Evelien
Fobelets, Vincent
Mathijs, Erik
Deckers, Jozef A.
Muys, Bart #
Issue Date: 19-Mar-2009
Publisher: Inverde
Host Document: Book of Poster Abstracts of Starters in Bosonderzoek
Conference: Starters in Bosonderzoek location:Brussels date:19 March 2009
Article number: 1
Abstract: Jatropha curcas L. is a semi-wild deciduous, stem succulent crop producing seed oil suitable to convert in bio-diesel. Unchecked claims on drought resistance, soil erosion, wasteland reclamation and socio-economic benefits have boosted the plantation of Jatropha worldwide. Besides above mentioned unchecked claims the environmental performance of the Jatropha bio-diesel system (energy balance, greenhouse gas balance, land use impact, …) rests under-investigated as well. Through life cycle assessment (LCA), a cradle to grave environmental impact evaluation, we contribute to the knowledge on this latter point.
In this poster we present preliminary results of the life cycle assessment (LCA) of an Indian Jatropha bio-diesel project.
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: AMa
Appears in Collections:Division Forest, Nature and Landscape Research
Division of Bioeconomics
Division Soil and Water Management
# (joint) last author

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