Biofuel Crops

Below table shows the energy balance rate (input-output) for each unit of input vs. the expected carbon emission savings in % when compared to fossil fuel. It lists the crops most suitable for biofuel production.


Crop Energy balance rate (input-
output) for each unit of input
Expected carbon emission
savings in %
compared to fossil fuel
Corn 1:1.4 - 1:1.7 11
Sugar
Cane
1:8 - 1:9 85-90
Sugar Beet 1: 1.1 - 1:2 27
Sweet
Sorghum
1:7.5
50
Wheat 1:1.1
27
Soy Bean 1:1.9 - 1:2.2
40
Rape Seed 1:3.0

45
Sun Flower 1:3.2
40
Castor 1:10.5 75
Oil Palm 1:7 70




























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