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

Jez, S., Spinelli, D., Fierro, A., Dibenedetto, A., Aresta, M., Busi, E., et al. (2017). Comparative Life Cycle Assessment study on environmental impact of oil production from micro-algae and terrestrial oilseed crops. BIORESOURCE TECHNOLOGY [10.1016/j.biortech.2017.05.027].

Comparative Life Cycle Assessment study on environmental impact of oil production from micro-algae and terrestrial oilseed crops

JEZ, SABINA;BUSI, ELENA;BASOSI, RICCARDO
2017-01-01

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
Jez, S., Spinelli, D., Fierro, A., Dibenedetto, A., Aresta, M., Busi, E., et al. (2017). Comparative Life Cycle Assessment study on environmental impact of oil production from micro-algae and terrestrial oilseed crops. BIORESOURCE TECHNOLOGY [10.1016/j.biortech.2017.05.027].
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