Canadian canola seen one-upping German counterpart adding more carbon to the soil

December 28, 2015 |

In Canada, canola adds 35kg of carbon to the soil for every acre grown which will significantly help its lifecycle analysis for markets where the carbon in biofuel feedstock is counted, such as the European Union. The calculation takes into consideration rotation between perennial and annual crops, no tillage production methods and reduced fallow areas. Studies show that growing canola in Canada has a better GHG performance than growing canola in Germany, which can lead to further market advantage.

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