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DOI: 10.5593/sgem2017/42/S17.039

GREENHOUSE GASES EMISSION IN THE LIFE CYCLE OF THE FUEL OBTAINED FROM A LIGNOCELLULOSIC BIOMASS IN THE MECHANOCATALYTIC DEPOLYMERIZATION PROCESS

S. Rozycki, B. Hilger
Tuesday 12 September 2017 by Libadmin2017

References: 17th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2017, www.sgem.org, SGEM2017 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7408-07-2 / ISSN 1314-2704, 29 June - 5 July, 2017, Vol. 17, Issue 42, 309-316 pp, DOI: 10.5593/sgem2017/42/S17.039

ABSTRACT

The purpose of this research was to identify greenhouse gases emission sources, and to estimate their emission generated in the life cycle of the fuel that was obtained from biomass wastes in the mechanocatalytic depolymerization process. Calculations were conducted upon the basis of the criteria of ISO standards, covering the full life cycle of the product, that is, from agricultural/forestry feedstock sourcing up to fuel combustion in an automotive engine.

Summarizing the results, it may be stated that the technology uses a mechanocatalytic depolymerization allows to store energy from renewable sources such as solar or wind in the form of an ecological fuel. This fuel has properties similar to fuels that are derived from crude oil in terms of their quality parameters, therefore it is possible of using it in already-operating cars. That makes it possible to develop it without the necessity of building new cars and new distribution infrastructures; thus, its implementation will not result in incurring environmental construction-related costs.

Keywords: biomass to liquid; mechanocatalytic depolymerization; greenhouse gases emission