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Joint research project: Mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions from rapeseed cultivation with special focus on nitrogen fertilization; Project part 1: Site-specific GHG-calculation of rapeseed cultivation


Climate change

This project contributes to the research aim 'Climate Change'. What are the sub-aims? Take a look:
Climate change

Project code: TI-AT-08-PID1694
Contract period: 01.08.2015 - 31.12.2016
Purpose of research: Applied research

The European Union and Germany aim for significant fractions of fuel supply to be produced from biomass. Rapeseed oil is currently the most important renewable resource for biodiesel. Since 2011, the EU Renewable Energy Directive requires biofuels to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions by 35 % compared to fossil fuels. This value increases to 50 % in 2017 and challenges the production of rapeseed as renewable energy resource. Whether production of biodiesel can achieve the obligatory reduction of greenhouse gas emission predominantly depends on rape yield and emissions from the agricultural production chain. Regionalised environmental impacts of energy crop production are calculated for five locations in Germany using LCA We use measured emission data (NH3, N2O, CH4, etc.) in order to derive regional-specific emission factors for various gases after digestate application that can be applied in LCA

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  • Crop Production
  • Specialised crops
  • Renewable Resources
  • Climate Change
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Framework programme

BMEL Frameworkprogramme 2008

Associated projects: Reducing greenhouse gas emissions in rapeseed cultivation with special reference to nitrogen fertilization

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