Waste-to-biofuel and carbon footprints

Li, Y. , Ahmed, A., Watson, I. and You, S. (2020) Waste-to-biofuel and carbon footprints. In: Bhaskar, T., Pandey, A., Rene, E. and Tsang, D. C.W. (eds.) Waste Biorefinery. Elsevier: Amsterdam, The Netherlands, pp. 579-597. ISBN 9780128182284 (doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-818228-4.00021-6)

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Depletion of fossil fuel and climate change have been two of the major challenges that call for effective responses in terms of low-carbon fuel development. Waste-to-biofuel technologies and systems are expected to play a vital role in tackling the challenges while mitigating the environmental pressure of increasing waste accumulation. This chapter summarizes the existing development of relevant waste-to-biofuel processes. The method of lifecycle assessment is introduced followed by its applications in evaluating the carbon footprints of waste-to-biofuel systems. The greenhouse gas emissions associated with the processes are presented with the identification of the carbon emission hotspots.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:You, Dr Siming and AHMED, ASAM and Li, Yize and Watson, Dr Ian
Authors: Li, Y., Ahmed, A., Watson, I., and You, S.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
Published Online:20 March 2020

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