GHG emission savings by oil palm plantations challenged - Article in Nature Communications

27 February 2020: In an article published today in Nature Communications a team headed by Ana Meijide investigated the effect of palm-oil biodiesel on greenhouse gases for the entire life cycle. The researchers found that using palm oil from first rotation plantations where forests had been cleared to make way for palms actually leads to an increase in greenhouse gas emissions compared to using fossil fuels. However, there is potential for carbon savings in plantations established on degraded land.

Link to the article in Nature Communications
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