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Life Cycle Assessment of Lignocellulosic Biomass Conversion Pathways to Hydrogenation Derived Renewable DieselDownload
Renewable fuels standards introduced in various jurisdictions aim at increasing the use of biofuels. There has been limited work on the life cycle assessment of the production of HDRD in terms of overall environmental impacts. This study is focused on conducting an LCA on the production of...
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...
Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of Oil Sands-Derived Transportation Fuels Produced from the Vapor Solvent-Based Extraction ProcessDownload
Oil sand is a mixture of sand, clay, water, bitumen and other minerals. Production of transportation fuels like gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, etc. from the oil sands reserved in deep underground reservoirs require external stimulant to lower the viscosity of bitumen. The established thermal...
Rapid population growth and booming urbanization play an active role in world fuel demand. Today, primary fuel resources like coal and petroleum fulfill most of the energy supply and are the leading contributors to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Biomass-based fuel technology can play a crucial...
Hydrogen can be produced from biomass; this hydrogen is called biohydrogen. Biohydrogen produced in Western Canada can partially contribute to meeting the demand for hydrogen needed for bitumen upgrading. Gasification and pyrolysis are two promising pathways for producing biohydrogen in a...
Experimental and Techno-economic Studies of Pipeline Hydro-transport of Agricultural Residue Biomass to a BiorefineryDownload
Pipeline hydro-transport of agricultural residue biomass to bio-based energy facilities, e.g. a bio-refinery, is considered to be a more economically favorable method than truck delivery. Pipeline hydro-transport not only benefits from economy of scale, but also reduces the environmental and...
Utilization of raw ligno-cellulosic biomass for energy use is limited because of its low heating value and low yield per unit area of biomass. Pellets are densified and compressed form of biomass which has less moisture and higher energy density compared to raw biomass. Pellets are typically...
Economic and Environmental Assessment of Large-scale Electro-chemical and Flywheel Energy Storage Systems for Stationary ApplicationsDownload
There are few cost and environmental feasibility assessments of energy storage systems for utility-scale applications. The development of techno-economic and environmental performance indicators is crucial to make an informed decision on future development and deployment of energy storage...
Development of a Decision Making Framework for Solid Waste Management Using GIS-based Site Selection and an Economic ComparisonDownload
The management of municipal solid waste (MSW) is one of the major challenging issues for various global jurisdictions. MSW generation and disposal rates are increasing worldwide along with increased population and urbanization. Limited landfill capacity and long-term environmental issues...
This study develops the water requirement factors for different thermo-chemical and biochemical biomass conversion pathways for production of biofuels and biopower. Twelve biomass conversion pathways based on six biomass feedstocks are assessed. For all these pathways integrated water and...