Life Cycle Assessment of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007: Ethanol - Global Warming Potential and Environmental Emissions

Garvin A. Heath, David D. Hsu, Daniel Inman, Andy Aden, Margaret K. Mann

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Abstract

The objective of this study is to use life cycle assessment (LCA) to evaluate the global warming potential (GWP), water use, and net energy value (NEV) associated with the EISA-mandated 16 bgy cellulosic biofuels target, which is assumed in this study to be met by cellulosic-based ethanol, and the EISA-mandated 15 bgy conventional corn ethanol target. Specifically, this study compares, on aper-kilometer-driven basis, the GWP, water use, and NEV for the year 2022 for several biomass feedstocks.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages857-861
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009
EventASME 3rd International Conference on Energy Sustainability, ES2009 - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 19 Jul 200923 Jul 2009

Conference

ConferenceASME 3rd International Conference on Energy Sustainability, ES2009
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period19/07/0923/07/09

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-6A2-45805

Keywords

  • biofuels
  • DISA
  • Energy Independence and Security Act
  • ethanol
  • global warming potential
  • greenhouse gases (GHG)
  • life-cycle assessment
  • transportation

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