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Toxicity to terrestrial plants

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Testing of terrestrial plant toxicity does not appear scientifically necessary.

Due to high lipophilicity of NExBTL renewable diesel, soils are the target compartments for the test material when released into environment, however due to rapid biodegradation this risk may be mitigated significantly. This is supported by experimental results (Baek et al., 2004) which indicated that n-C10- C20-alkanes did not have adverse effects on the growth of corn Zea maysand red beans Phaseolus nipponesi .


Baek et al, 2004, Effects of crude oil components, oil components and bioremediation on plant growth, Journal of Environmental Science and Health A39(9): 2465-2472.