The diversification of different types and sources of biofuels has become an important energy issue in recent times. The aim of this work is to evaluate the use of two kinds of renewable feedstocks in order to produce biodiesel. We have analyzed the potential production of oil from two species of macroalgae considered as waste coming out from a lagoon system involved in eutrophication and from sunflower seeds. We have tested oil extraction yields of both feedstock. Furthermore, a comparison has been carried out based on the emergy approach, in order to evaluate the sustainability and environmental performance of both processes. The results show that, under present conditions, considering oil extraction yields, the production of oil from sunflower seeds is feasible, because of the lower value of transformity of the final product with respect to macroalgae. On the other hand, the results demonstrate that with improvements of oil extraction methodology, macroalgae could be considered a good residual biomass usable for biofuel production. (C) 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Bastianoni, S., Coppola, F., Tiezzi, E., Colacevich, A., Borghini, F., Focardi, S.E. (2008). Biofuel potential production from Orbetello lagoon macroalgae: a comparison with sunflower feedstock. BIOMASS & BIOENERGY, 32(7), 619-628 [10.1016/j.biombioe.2007.12.010].

Biofuel potential production from Orbetello lagoon macroalgae: a comparison with sunflower feedstock

BASTIANONI, S.;COPPOLA, F.;TIEZZI, E.;COLACEVICH, A.;BORGHINI, F.;FOCARDI, S. E.
2008-01-01

Abstract

The diversification of different types and sources of biofuels has become an important energy issue in recent times. The aim of this work is to evaluate the use of two kinds of renewable feedstocks in order to produce biodiesel. We have analyzed the potential production of oil from two species of macroalgae considered as waste coming out from a lagoon system involved in eutrophication and from sunflower seeds. We have tested oil extraction yields of both feedstock. Furthermore, a comparison has been carried out based on the emergy approach, in order to evaluate the sustainability and environmental performance of both processes. The results show that, under present conditions, considering oil extraction yields, the production of oil from sunflower seeds is feasible, because of the lower value of transformity of the final product with respect to macroalgae. On the other hand, the results demonstrate that with improvements of oil extraction methodology, macroalgae could be considered a good residual biomass usable for biofuel production. (C) 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Bastianoni, S., Coppola, F., Tiezzi, E., Colacevich, A., Borghini, F., Focardi, S.E. (2008). Biofuel potential production from Orbetello lagoon macroalgae: a comparison with sunflower feedstock. BIOMASS & BIOENERGY, 32(7), 619-628 [10.1016/j.biombioe.2007.12.010].
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