Novel Non-food Crops for Modern Biorefineries

M. Christou, E. Alexopoulou, M. Stolarski & Krzyż
In this particular work focus is given on the non­food oil crops castor seed, crambe, cuphea, lunaria and safflower. These crops do not compete with food crops in terms of agricultural lands as they can grow on less fertile lands, with low inputs (water, nitrogen, pesticides etc.). Their selection was also based on their favourable oil properties for the various green chemical products dealt in this project. The cultivation of these oil crops at European...