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Research: mustard plant type used in SAF could reduce emissions by about 68 per cent


October 15, 2021
By Canadian Biomass

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Sustainable aviation fuel derived from a type of mustard plant could reduce carbon emissions by about 68 per cent, research from a University of Georgia scientist suggests.

Puneet Dwivedi, associate professor in the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, is leading a team studying oil obtained from Brassica carinata, a non-edible oilseed crop. He said Carinata-based SAF could help reduce the aviation sector’s carbon footprint and create economic opportunities.

Carinata is grown as a winter crop in the U.S. south and doesn’t compete with other food crops. Dwivedi added it provides cover-crop benefits associated with water quality, soil health, biodiversity and pollination.

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1 Comment » for Research: mustard plant type used in SAF could reduce emissions by about 68 per cent
  1. Ron Bruce says:

    Let’s hope the planting, harvesting, transporting and processing costs are less than the energy produced (aka net gain).

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