Oil Crop Sustainability Assessment: Three Years of Brassica Napus L. Cultivation in North East Italy for Biodiesel Production

L. D'Avino, L. Lazzeri, E. Rampin, F. Zanetti, P. Spugnoli, R. Dainelli & G. Mosca
The Renewable Energy Directive (RED -2009/28/EC) defines values for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of each phase of biofuel production chains. The RED also claims that the Member State has to define typical GHG emissions for energy crop cultivation at a regional level. With this aim, in the framework of “Bioenergie” national project, a calculator (So.Fi.A.) was developed to determine the Life Cycle Assessment of oilseed cultivation in Italian Regions. This paper reports the results of...