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The overall objective of this study is to develop techno-economic models for the assessment of power generation cost and optimum power plant size using forest residues as feedstock in Alberta. At the optimum size of the plant, the cost of generation of power is minimum. In this research two...
Greenhouse gas emissions from calf- and yearling-fed beef production systems, with and without the use of growth promotantsDownload
A spring calving herd consisting of about 350 beef cows, 14–16 breeding bulls, 60 replacement heifers and 112 steers were used to compare the whole-farm GHG emissions among calf-fed vs. yearling-fed production systems with and without growth implants. Carbon footprint ranged from 11.63 to 13.22...
Working Paper 1999-23
Energy storage systems (ESSs) play a key role in the implementation of sustainable energy. However, the life cycle cost, energy use, and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, which are important decision factors for their implementation, has received limited attention. For this reason, the economic and...
Techno-economic and Life Cycle Assessments of Oil Sands Products and Liquefied Natural Gas Supply Chains from Canada to Asia-Pacific and EuropeDownload
The diversification of Canadian oil sands and natural gas markets is imperative for their long-term economic growth. In order to ensure a competitive spot in the natural gas and oil global market, it is considerably important for Canada to supply its natural gas and oil at a competitive price...
Uncertainty in Life Cycle Assessments of Well-to-Wheel Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Transportation Fuels Derived from Various Crude OilsDownload
Growing concern over climate change has created pressure on the oil and gas industry to reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Several life cycle assessment (LCA) studies have examined various crude oils in an attempt to determine which have the lowest and highest well-to-wheel (WTW) GHG...
Enhancement of lignocellulosic feedstocks and biorefinery byproducts for composite and polymer applicationsDownload
The volatility of the petroleum-based markets, increasing ecological concerns, and the accumulation of waste from the plastic industry have motivated a paradigm shift in research. Researchers are searching for sustainable, renewable, and competitive platforms ideally suited for replacement of...
Public policy plays a major role in defining societal programs and frameworks, including issues related to environmental protection. Life-Cycle Assessment (LCA) offers a tool to provide comprehensive environmental impact information that can be applied within the public policy development...
Environmental and Performance Analysis of a 5kW Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine in East Central AlbertaDownload
This thesis investigates the environmental and performance results of a 5kW horizontal axis wind turbine installed in east-central Alberta. Life cycle assessment (LCA) methodology was utilized to perform a comparative environmental impact study on three sizes of small wind turbines installed in...
This study has investigated the life cycle of three biomass feedstocks including forest residue, agricultural residue, and whole forest for biohydrogen and biopower production in Alberta. Three technologies are studied for biohydrogen production; these include the Battelle Columbus Laboratory...