Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12779/6870
Title: Comparative Life Cycle Assessment study on environmental impact of oil production from micro-algae and terrestrial oilseed crops
Authors: Jez, Sabina 
Spinelli, D.
Fierro, A.
Dibenedetto, A.
Aresta, M.
Busi, Elena 
Basosi, Riccardo 
Issue Date: 2017
Project: None 
Journal: BIORESOURCE TECHNOLOGY
Abstract: 
In this study the LCA methodology is applied in order to satisfy two goals: i) to evaluate the hot spots in site-specific production chain of biodiesel from terrestrial and micro-algae feedstock; ii) to compare quantitatively, utilizing primary data, the impacts of the first generation in respect to the third generation bio-fuels. Results show that micro-algae are neither competitive yet with traditional oil crops nor with fossil fuel. The use of renewable technologies as photovoltaics and biogas self production might increase the competitiveness of micro-algae oil. Further investigations are however necessary to optimize their production chain and to increase the added value of co-products
Description: 
203483
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12779/6870
ISSN: 0960-8524
DOI: 10.1016/j.biortech.2017.05.027
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