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dc.contributor.authorBaquero Armans, Grau
dc.contributor.authorEsteban Dalmau, Bernat
dc.contributor.authorPuig Vidal, Rita
dc.contributor.authorRiba Ruiz, Jordi-Roger
dc.contributor.authorRius Carrasco, Antoni
dc.contributor.otherEscola d'Enginyeria d'Igualada
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria Elèctrica
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria Química
dc.identifier.citationBaquero, G. [et al.]. Environmental life cycle assessment of rapeseed straight vegetable oil as self-supply agricultural biofuel. "Renewable energy", 01 Febrer 2013, vol. 50, p. 142-149.
dc.description.abstractBiofuels are nowadays considered a questionable environmental alternative to fossil fuels. In that context, this work analyses the environmental impacts when introducing rapeseed on the traditional and current wheat and barley agricultural rotation by means of a comparative life cycle assessment (LCA). The introduction of rapeseed, the correctness of its conversion to obtain straight vegetable oil and its use as self-consumption biofuel in tractors are evaluated. Life cycle assessment is used in this work to evaluate the impacts of different considered scenarios. A sensitivity analysis has also been conducted. The results presented show a modest environmental improvement (diminishment of 6 out of the 10 analyzed environmental impacts) when introducing rapeseed to local crop rotations and its partial conversion to oil to be used as fuel in existing diesel engines. Additionally, the ratio between the energy obtained and the total energy input shows moderate positive results when comparing the latter case with the current one. Results from this study can be used to support research and decision making to assess the convenience of introducing alternative fuels in agricultural exploitations
dc.format.extent8 p.
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria química
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Energies
dc.subject.lcshBiomass energy
dc.subject.lcshRapeseed industry
dc.subject.lcshVegetable oil industry
dc.titleEnvironmental life cycle assessment of rapeseed straight vegetable oil as self-supply agricultural biofuel
dc.subject.lemacOlis vegetals
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. GIR - GIR Ambiental
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. MCIA - Motion Control and Industrial Applications Research Group
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
upcommons.citation.authorBaquero, G.; Esteban, B.; Puig, R.; Riba, J.; Rius, A.
upcommons.citation.publicationNameRenewable energy

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