Table 3. Percentage of carbon debt to be allocated to the biodiesels, yield figures used to calculate the CO2 reduction rates and the CO2 reduction rates of the biodiesel for each case study


Allocation Yield CO2 reduction rate
Case study [%] [Mg dry seed ha-1 yr-1] [Mg CO2 ha-1 yr-1] Sources
Oil Palm
Beluran District, Malaysia 87 7.69 [6-8]
Prafi,Manokwari, Indonesia 87 6.90 [1, 6-9]
Kubu Raya, West Kalimantan, Indonesia 87 6.90 [1, 6-9]
Boven Digoel District, Papua, Indonesia 87 6.90 [1, 6-9]
Jatropha
Pru, Brong Ahafo, Ghana C 91.25 2500 1.89 [10]
E 91.25 3000 2.44 [5, 10]
O 91.25 3500 2.99 [10]
Yucatan, Mexico C 91.25 2500 1.89 [10]
E 91.25 3000 2.44 [5, 10]
O 91.25 3500 2.99 [10]
Michocan, Mexico C 91.25 1500 0.79 [10]
E 91.25 2000 1.34 [5, 10]
O 91.25 2500 1.89 [10]
Chiapas, Mexico C 91.25 1500 0.79 [10]
E 91.25 2000 1.34 [5, 10]
O 91.25 2500 1.89 [10]
Chinsali & Mungwi, Zambia C 91.25 500 -0.32 [10]
E 91.25 1000 0.24 [5, 10]
O 91.25 1500 0.79 [10]
Soybean
Sorriso, Brazil 27.0 0.87 [1,2,4]
Guarantã do Norte & Alta Floresta, Brazil 27.0 0.87 [1,2,4]
Santarém, Brazil 27.0 0.87 [1,2,4]
Sources: [1] (Fargione et al. 2008); [2] (USDA 2010); [3] (World Bank 2010); [4] (Lima et al. 2011); [5] (Trabucco et al. 2010); [6] (Yee et al. 2009), [7] (Wood and Corley 1991), [8] (Yusoff and Hansen 2007), [9] (Pleanjai et al. 2009), [10] (Achten 2010)
C: conservative; E: estimated; O: optimistic