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Higher demand for residential construction in Canada in recent years has led some companies to move from conventional site-built construction to pre-fabrication methods. Although pre-fabrication can improve quality and construction speed, its sustainability in terms of CO2 emissions compared to...
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...
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...
Recent interest in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions has driven the need to better quantify emissions from waste management systems. The objective of this study was to evaluate the Biosolids Emissions Assessment Model (BEAM), a tool that quantifies GHG emissions for various biosolids reuse...
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...
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...
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...
Global energy demand is expected to grow substantially and will lead to increased production of crude oil from various sources. The production of crude oil and it’s conversion to transportation fuels result in the release of greenhouse gases (GHGs) into the atmosphere. As one of the highest...
Working Paper 1999-23
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...