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Feeding the biofuel revolution

(SOUTH AMERICA)

A renewable fuel producer is testing a cropping concept to gauge its potential for growing a feedstock used for making biofuels.

UPM Biofuels is trialling the sequential cropping concept with an oilseed crop called Brassica Carinata. The oil is indelible and the crops are grown when agricultural land isn’t otherwise being used for food production. UPM partners with third-party farmers in Brazil and Uruguay to grow Carinata, and says biofuels made from the crop cause 70% less greenhouse gas emissions than fossil fuels.

“Sustainable land use is UPM’s core competence. We are developing this sequential cropping concept with Carinata as it provides new feedstock solutions for low carbon biofuels without compromising existing food production,” said Petri Kukkonen, Head of UPM Biofuels Development. 

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