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A life cycle assessment on KDV diesel oil from wood
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Ecotechnology and Sustainable Building Engineering. Donghua University.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

There is an increasing awareness of the need to reduce fossil CO2 emissions worldwide. Part ofthis challenge is searching for renewably based fuels for transportation. However, fuels producedfrom renewable resources, have their own advantages. KDV diesel oil is the product of KDVtechnology, and its environmental performance should be assessed before it is widelyimplemented.The main focus of this thesis is to carry out a life cycle assessment on KDV diesel oil producedfrom wood as feedstock in an intended KDV plant in the village Edsåsdalen, Sweden. The studymainly analyses the environmental impacts of GWP, AP, EP.The results indicate that KDV diesel oil from wood has less environmental impacts regardingGWP, but worse total environmental impacts regarding AP and EP when contrasted toconventional diesel.In the future, it seems that KDV diesel oil might be an appropriate choice for diesel oil production,especially if its weaknesses, the production phase’s AP and EP can be decreased. The KDVtechnology seems to have the potential of dealing with both waste and producing diesel.

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2014. , 45 p.
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Environmental Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-23070OAI: diva2:749654
2014-06-02, 13:30 (English)
Available from: 2014-09-25 Created: 2014-09-24 Last updated: 2014-09-25Bibliographically approved

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