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Assessment of Jatropha Curcas bioprocess for fuel production using LCA and CAPE

Gillani, Sayed Tamizuddin and Sablayrolles, Caroline and Belaud, Jean-Pierre and Montréjaud-Vignoles, Mireille and Le Lann, Jean Marc Assessment of Jatropha Curcas bioprocess for fuel production using LCA and CAPE. (2011) In: ESCAPE 21, 21th European Symposium on Computer-Aided Process Engineering (ESCAPE 21), 29 may - 01 June 2011, Chalkidiki, Grece .

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Abstract

The importance of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) as an environmental decision support tool continues to increase rapidly in the recent years. Research on the environmental impacts of chemical engineering has gain a lot of popularity but it still needs bundles of improvement and expansion for its implementation in the industrial process evaluation. In this study, Life Cycle Assessment of biofuel production from Jatropha Curcas L. was conducted using an attributional approach. The assessment encompasses the cultivation of the crop, the oil extraction stage and finally, the biofuel production stage. IMPACT 2002+ based on mid-point perspective was applied. This study demonstrates the potential of second generation biofuel production to reduce environmental impact. While LCA method is mainly focus on products and raw data collection, we want to define a new approach based on process system engineering. We suggest ways for an integrated LCA and CAPE approach especially for agro-chemical applications

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:The definitive version is available at http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/bookseries/15707946. Proceedings available in Computer Aided Chemical Engineering. volume 29, Eds. E.N. Pistikopoulos, M.C. Georgiadis and A.C. Kokossis - ISBN 978-0-444-53895-6. The original PDF of the article can be found at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-444-54298-4
Audience (conference):International conference proceedings
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - INPT
French research institutions > Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique - INRA
Université de Toulouse > Université Paul Sabatier-Toulouse III - UPS
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Deposited By:Vincent GERBAUD

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