Energy Life-Cycle Assessment of Soybean Biodiesel Revisited

The most recent data on the energy life-cycle of soybean biodiesel is used in this paper to compare advancements over the past 20 years. The paper shows how the fossil energy ratio (FER) of soybean biodiesel was 5.54 in 2006, which is a great improvement over the 3.2 that was reported in the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) study in 1998. These improvements were made possible because of increased soybean yields and more energy efficient crushing and conversion facilities and this trend is expected to continue in the future.


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  • Accession Number: 01603801
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 8 2016 11:30AM