Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12779/6274
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dc.contributor.authorSpinelli, Danieleen_us
dc.contributor.authorJez, Sabinaen_us
dc.contributor.authorPogni, Rebeccaen_us
dc.contributor.authorBasosi, Riccardoen_us
dc.date.accessioned2021-03-30T16:00:58Z-
dc.date.available2021-03-30T16:00:58Z-
dc.date.issued2013-
dc.identifier.issn0301-4215en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12779/6274-
dc.description58129en_US
dc.description.abstractThe Directive 2009/28/EC established the overall target that 20% of energy consumption should be represented by renewable energy sources by 2020 in each European member state. Furthermore, the Directive sets a mandatory 10% minimum target for biofuels in the transport sector. Biofuels are potentially an important alternative to mineral diesel. We propose a pilot production line of biodiesel from sunflower on local scale in the Province of Siena (Tuscany) to research a possible reduction of fossil fuel consumption in the transport sector. This study might represent an opportunity to reduce petroleum dependence in the transport sector. Environmental Impact Indicators were provided by Material Flow Accounting, Embodied Energy Analysis and Emergy Accounting. Results showed that agricultural phase is the critical step in the production line. A comparative Life Cycle Assessment analysis for the biodiesel production line with mineral diesel production showed environmental advantages of the biofuel production, however requiring a higher land demand. Therefore, biodiesel may not the optimal solution on large scale but might be a good alternative to fossil fuel. This would depend upon the entire production cycle taking place in a limited area. This is necessary in order to fulfill the needs of local farms and small enterprises.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relationNoneen_US
dc.relation.ispartofENERGY POLICYen_US
dc.subjectbiodiesel; comparative LCA; Environmental impact indicatorsen_US
dc.titleEnvironmental and life cycle analysis of a biodiesel production line from sunflower in the Province of Siena (Italy)en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.enpol.2013.04.009en_US
dc.identifier.scopus2-s2.0-84879507841en_US
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000323235700044en_US
dc.relation.volume59en_US
dc.description.firstpage492en_US
dc.description.lastpage506en_US
dc.description.thirdmissionNot applicableen_US
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item.languageiso639-1en-
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