Identification of 'carbon hot-spots' and quantification of GHG intensities in the biodiesel supply chain using hybrid LCA and structural path analysis.

@article{Acquaye2011IdentificationO,
  title={Identification of 'carbon hot-spots' and quantification of GHG intensities in the biodiesel supply chain using hybrid LCA and structural path analysis.},
  author={Adolf A. Acquaye and Thomas Wiedmann and Kuishang Feng and Robert H. Crawford and John G. Barrett and Johan Kuylenstierna and Aidan P Duffy and S. C. Lenny Koh and Simon Mcqueen-mason},
  journal={Environmental science & technology},
  year={2011},
  volume={45 6},
  pages={2471-8}
}
It is expected that biodiesel production in the EU will remain the dominant contributor as part of a 10% minimum binding target for biofuel in transportation fuel by 2020 within the 20% renewable energy target in the overall EU energy mix. Life cycle assessments (LCA) of biodiesel to evaluate its environmental impacts have, however, remained questionable, mainly because of the adoption of a traditional process analysis approach resulting in system boundary truncation and because of issues… CONTINUE READING
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