Assessing the GHG Emissions of Rapeseed and Soybean Biodiesel in Compliance to the EU Renewable Energy Directive Methodology for Biofuels

C. Buratti, E. Moretti & F. Fantozzi
The Renewable Energy Directive (RED) of the European Union proposes default GHG emission savings values for different types of biofuels. In this paper rapeseed and soybean biodiesel chains were evaluated, comparing RED values to typical values obtained for Italian case. In compliance to the EU RED methodology, each chain was divided in four steps: biomass cultivation, transport and processing and fuel transport. Each input and output was compared to data of typical Italian chains of...