Life cycle inventory of biodiesel and petroleum diesel for use in an urban bus. Final report

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This report presents the findings from a study of the life cycle inventories for petroleum diesel and biodiesel. It presents information on raw materials extracted from the environment, energy resources consumed, and air, water, and solid waste emissions generated. Biodiesel is a renewable diesel fuel substitute. It can be made from a variety of natural oils and fats. Biodiesel is made by chemically combining any natural oil or fat with an alcohol such as methanol or ethanol. Methanol has been the most commonly used alcohol in the commercial production of biodiesel. In Europe, biodiesel is widely available in both its ... continued below

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Sheehan, J.; Camobreco, V.; Duffield, J.; Graboski, M. & Shapouri, H. May 1, 1998.

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This report presents the findings from a study of the life cycle inventories for petroleum diesel and biodiesel. It presents information on raw materials extracted from the environment, energy resources consumed, and air, water, and solid waste emissions generated. Biodiesel is a renewable diesel fuel substitute. It can be made from a variety of natural oils and fats. Biodiesel is made by chemically combining any natural oil or fat with an alcohol such as methanol or ethanol. Methanol has been the most commonly used alcohol in the commercial production of biodiesel. In Europe, biodiesel is widely available in both its neat form (100% biodiesel, also known as B1OO) and in blends with petroleum diesel. European biodiesel is made predominantly from rapeseed oil (a cousin of canola oil). In the United States, initial interest in producing and using biodiesel has focused on the use of soybean oil as the primary feedstock mainly because the United States is the largest producer of soybean oil in the world. 170 figs., 148 tabs.

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OSTI as DE98005500

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  • Other Information: Supercedes report DE98005500; PBD: May 1998

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  • Other: DE98005500
  • Report No.: NREL/SR--580-24089
  • Grant Number: AC36-83CH10093
  • DOI: 10.2172/658310 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 658310
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc706195

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Sheehan, J.; Camobreco, V.; Duffield, J.; Graboski, M. & Shapouri, H. Life cycle inventory of biodiesel and petroleum diesel for use in an urban bus. Final report, report, May 1, 1998; Golden, Colorado. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc706195/: accessed August 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.