Inlämning av Examensarbete / Submission of Thesis

Cesar L. França; Kate Maddigan; Kyle White , pp. 86. TEK/avd. för maskinteknik, 2005.

The work

Författare / Author: Cesar L. França, Kate Maddigan, Kyle White
Titel / Title: Sustainability Opportunities and Challenges of the Biofuels Industry
Abstrakt Abstract:

Liquid biofuels are being produced to displace fossil fuels for transportation, with bioethanol and biodiesel being the primary biofuels produced for this purpose in the world today. While there is consensus on the need for a sustainable biofuels industry, there is little consensus on how to proceed to avoid environmental and social degradation with global biofuel production. A literature review of Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) data, and the generic Strategic Life-Cycle Management (SLCM) and Template for Sustainable Product Development (TSPD) approaches, helped to inform the creation of a specific tool for sustainable industrial biofuels development, called the TSPD for biofuels. Other data collection involved expert and industry dialogue, as well as stakeholder feedback, on the content of the TSPD.
Results showed a variety of sustainability challenges and opportunities, the most significant of which concerns agricultural production. Compelling measures for a sustainable biofuels industry include: cooperation among all stakeholders using a systems approach based on strategic sustainable development, sustainable biofuels certification; and
government policies to stimulate research into new technologies and feedstocks, as well as to reduce consumption and increase efficiency.

Ämnesord / Subject: Hållbar utveckling - Sustainability\Energy

Nyckelord / Keywords: biofuels, bioethanol, biodiesel, life cycle analysis, strategic sustainable development

Publication info

Dokument id / Document id:
Program:/ Programme Strategic Leadership Towards Sustainability
Registreringsdatum / Date of registration: 12/04/2007
Uppsatstyp / Type of thesis: D-Uppsats/Magister/Master


Handledare / Supervisor: Henrik Ny
Examinator / Examiner: David Waldron
Organisation / Organisation: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Institution / School: TEK/avd. för maskinteknik
S-371 41 Karlskrona
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