Biokerosene pp 277-301 | Cite as

“New” Oil Plants and Their Potential as Feedstock for Biokerosene Production

  • Thilo ZeltEmail author


This paper explores the potential of seven tropical and subtropical oil crops to become serious options as feedstock for the production of biokerosene. By means of descriptive and evaluative criteria, the plants are analytically compared in order to determine their potential to reach a large scale production and an economic viability. Utilizing the case study of Acrocomia aculeata (“Macauba”), an analytical framework is created to examine economic, social, and environmental factors that play a role in cultivation efforts. Based on this analysis, the paper draws conclusions regarding the development of sustainable business models for alternative oil crops.


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  1. 1.Roland Berger GmbH and INOCAS GmbHBerlinGermany

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