Sustainability Assessment of Straight Vegetable Oil Used as Self-Supply Biofuel in Agriculture

G. Baquero, B. Esteban, R. Puig, J-R. Riba & A. Rius
This work proposes and analyses a model for an agricultural fuel self-supply exploitation. The model is based on the current extended crop rotation of wheat and barley in Anoia region (Catalonia, Spain). The introduction of rapeseed to the current crop rotation and its conversion into oil to be used as agricultural fuel is presented. Life cycle assessment methodology is used to carry out an environmental and an economic assessment. Environmental results show a preference for...