Table 1.

Total weighted-global average WF for 13 crops providing electricity (m3/GJ)

Cropm3 per GJ electricity
Total WFBlue WFGreen WF
Sugar beet462719
Maize502030
Sugar cane502723
Barley703931
Rye773642
Paddy rice853154
Wheat935439
Potato1054758
Cassava14821127
Soybean1739578
Sorghum18078102
Rapeseed383229154
Jatropha*396231165
  • It is assumed that not only crop yields, but total biomass yields are used for the generation of the electricity.

  • *Average figures for 5 countries (India, Indonesia, Nicaragua, Brazil, and Guatemala).