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Table 3

Comparison of advantages and drawbacks of different sources of biodiesel (Schlagermann et al., 2012; Zheng et al., 2013).

  Insect oil Canola oil Jatropha oil Palm oil Algae
Lipids' content 34–40% 40% 30–40% 50% 15–50%
Arable land / feedstock concurrence No Yes No Yes No
Needed surfaces /density (almost) none 4–10 plants/ft2 1000 plants/ha 143 plants/ha 0,25 kg/m3
Rapidity of growth 2–3 months 6–9 months 5 years to achieve 5–7 t/ha (250 kg in practice) cycles of 25 years (4 years to start harvesting) 10 days

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