Investigating the potential of advanced tailor-made biofuels: A well-to-tank environmental analysis of 2-ethylhexanol as a drop-in diesel alternative
Konferensbidrag (offentliggjort, men ej förlagsutgivet), 2017

The present study evaluates the environmental performance of 2-ethylhexanol (2-EH), as a potential drop-in bio-fuel alternative. Three different bioenergy production pathways are investigated; ethanol-based, gasification-based and butanol based. Considering the overall energy efficiency, the different pathways show similar performance, with the gasification route exhibiting slightly higher values. When only 2-EH production is concerned, the butanol based route results in the lower primary energy demands. In comparison to other biofuels 2-EH can provide a competitive alternative since fossil fuel dependency is decreased without considerable infrastructure changes

LCA

energy balance

emissions

biodiesel

Författare

Sofia Poulikidou

Chalmers, Energi och miljö, Fysisk resursteori

Maria Grahn

Chalmers, Energi och miljö, Fysisk resursteori

Proceedings of 5th TMFB, Tailor-Made Fuels from Production to Propulsion, Aachen, 20-22 June, 2017

Drivkrafter

Hållbar utveckling

Styrkeområden

Transport

Energi

Ämneskategorier

Energisystem