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Sustainability assessment of gasification processes for synthetic liquid fuel production

economic, environmental, and policy issues

De LuciaC.    University of Foggia, Foggia, Italy

Abstract

This chapter illustrates the main potentials and limitations of sustainability assessment (e.g., life cycle assessment and economic assessment) for biofuels production. The analysis hinges on techno-economic, energy, and environmental effects of synthetic liquid fuels production, and compares these with other biogas fuels and alternative feedstock. Finally, the chapter addresses the role of sustainability assessment in supporting international policies for biofuels.

Keywords

Biofuels

Feedstock

Sustainability assessment

Sustainable development

4.1 Introduction

The ...

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