Comparative Life Cycle Analysis Between Traditional and Organic Farming Local Rotations to Produce Straight Vegetable Oil Used as Self-Supply Biofuel in Agriculture

G. Baquero, B. Esteban, A. Rius, R. Puig & J.-R. Riba
This work environmentally evaluates a model for an agricultural fuel self-supply exploitation, comparing traditional versus organic farming rotations. The model is based on the current extended crop rotation of wheat and barley and local organic farming exploitations, both in the Anoia region (Catalonia, Spain). The introduction of rapeseed to both agricultural practices is considered along with the conversion of rape seeds into oil to be used as agricultural fuel. Life cycle assessment methodology is used...