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Biodiesel from engineered sugarcane more economical than from soybean

Biodiesel from engineered sugarcane more economical than from soybean

Biodiesel from engineered sugarcane more economical than from soybean 18 March 2016 A techno-economic analysis by a team from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University has determined that biodiesel produced from oil from genetically modified lipid-producing sugarcane (lipid-cane) is much more economical than biodiesel produced from soybean oil. In their open-access paper, published in the journal Biofuels, Bioproducts & Biorefining , the researchers reported results showing that the biodiesel production cost from lipid-cane decreased from $0.89/L to $0.59 /L as the lipid content in the cane increased from 2 to 20%; this cost was lower than that obtained for soybeans ($1.08/L). Ethanol was produced as a co-product from the remaining sugar from the cane. The ethanol production costs from lipid-cane were between $0....

Full article: http://www.greencarcongress.com/2016/03/20160318-lipidcan...

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