Report on the potential of on-farm biofuel production

A study of the energy flows of European farms.

Year of Publication2009

The energy flows of European farms were studied in this paper. The energy balance of two crops that can offer edible oil or oil for energy production was presented. The rape seed is one crop most adapted to the North of Europe and sunflower for the South. The energy balance showed that the energy consumption for production is generally lower than the energy output giving a positive net energy a prerequisite to use them for energy production.

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rapeseedffd6 1sunflower
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