UFOP Questions Science of Recent GHG Study on Rapeseed Biodiesel
by Union zur Förderung von Oel- und Proteinpflanzen e.V. (UFOP) (Biodiesel Magazine) Experts from the Union zur Förderung von Oel- und Proteinpflanzen e.V. (UFOP) question the scientific quality of the recent study, “Uncertainties about the GHG Emissions Saving of Rapeseed Biodiesel,” published as part of the “Jena Economic Research Papers” series. In the association’s view, it is once again clear that studies not subject to neutral testing by experts should not be published, especially when they raise questions about political decisions.
…UFOP notes as a grave methodological error that the years 1991 to 2005 were used as the basis for calculations of the EU-wide average rapeseed output. The output calculation is too low. It would have been more appropriate to take into account the average for the last five years in order to take the progress in output into account.
…UFOP takes this study as the occasion to appeal to the scientific community, in this case at the University of Jena, to only publish studies that also claim to offer politically oriented advice when they have been subjected to an expert review process and this process is also identified in the study. READ MORE and MORE (Biodiesel Magazine)