Life cycle assessment of a palm oil system with simultaneous production of biodiesel and cooking oil in Cameroon.

  title={Life cycle assessment of a palm oil system with simultaneous production of biodiesel and cooking oil in Cameroon.},
  author={Wouter M. J. Achten and Pieter Vandenbempt and Joana Almeida and Erik Mathijs and Bart Muys},
  journal={Environmental science & technology},
  volume={44 12},
The use of palm oil as a biofuel has been heavily debated for its land-use conflict with nature and its competition with food production, being the number one cooking oil worldwide. In that context, we present a life cycle assessment of a palm oil production process yielding both biodiesel and cooking oil, incorporating the land-use impact and evaluating the effect of treating the palm oil mill effluent (POME) prior to disposal. The results show that the nonrenewable energy requirement, global… CONTINUE READING
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