Development of emission parameters and net energy ratio for renewable diesel from Canola and Camelina – P. Miller and A. Kumar – Energy 2013

Summary: This study estimated the greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) and net energy ratio (NER) for producing hydrogenation-derived renewable diesel (HDRD) from canola and camelina in Western Canada. HDRD from camelina is environmentally superior to HDRD from canola due to lower agricultural inputs and higher yield for camelina. Considering all of the scenarios examined, HDRD from both crops appears to be more sustainable than fossil diesel. Link: