Book of Poster Abstracts of Starters in Bosonderzoek
Starters in Bosonderzoek location:Brussels date:19 March 2009
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.