Life-Cycle Assessment of the Use of Jatropha Biodiesel in Indian Locomotives (Revised).
Author: Whitaker, M.; Heath, G.
Pages/Volumes: 102 pp.
Publication Year: 2009
Notes: Supercedes December 2008 version..
Document Type: Subcontract Report
NTIS/GPO Number: 950146
Subject Code Description: Energy Analysis
Abstract: With India's transportation sector relying heavily on imported petroleum-based fuels, the Planning Commission of India and the Indian government recommended the increased use of blended biodiesel in transportation fleets, identifying Jatropha as a potentially important biomass feedstock. The Indian Oil Corporation and Indian Railways are collaborating to increase the use of biodiesel blends in Indian locomotives with blends of up to B20, aiming to reduce GHG emissions and decrease petroleum consumption. To help evaluate the potential for Jatropha-based biodiesel in achieving sustainability and energy security goals, this study examines the life cycle, net GHG emission, net energy ratio, and petroleum displacement impacts of integrating Jatropha-based biodiesel into locomotive operations in India. In addition, this study identifies the parameters that have the greatest impact on the sustainability of the system.
Accession Number: 44428
Library Notes: NPL-0812 REV
Report Numbers: SR-6A2-44428
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