Properties, performance, and economics of Raphanus sativus (oilseed radish) biodiesel
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Oilseed radish (Raphanus sativus) is identified as a potential cool season cover and energy crop for Georgia. Oilseed radish oil is extracted from seed and transesterified to biodiesel. The properties and engine performance of oilseed radish biodiesel are shown to be comparible with No. 2 diesel and other common biodiesel fuels. The economics of a potential oilseed radish crop are examined on a per acre basis accounting for biodiesel value, byproduct meal and glycerin value, and also the agronomic value of nematode control.