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Thamsiriroj, T;Murphy, JD
2009
May
Applied Energy
Is it better to import palm oil from Thailand to produce biodiesel in Ireland than to produce biodiesel from indigenous Irish rape seed?
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WOS: 98 ()
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ENERGY MALAYSIA WASTES
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The proposed EU Directive on the promotion of Renewable Energy stipulates that only biofuels that achieve greenhouse emissions savings of 35% will be eligible for inclusion with respect to meeting the 2020 target of 10% for the share of biofuels. This paper examines biodiesel for use in Ireland, produced from two different sources: indigenous rape seed and palm oil imported from Thailand. The palm oil system generates more biodiesel per hectare than the rape seed system, and has less parasitic demand. Greenhouse-gas reductions of 29% and 55%, respectively were calculated for the rape seed and palm oil systems. (C) 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
OXFORD
0306-2619
10.1016/j.apenergy.2008.07.010
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