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Abstract

The present paper aims at presenting in a relatively condensed format the crucial facts relating to the bio-diesel technique. It is meant for the reference of non-technical decision makers who require an overview of the techno-economic characteristics of this emerging approach towards a more sustainable transportation system. Together with an accompanying paper on bio-alcohol production (EUR 20280), it has been prepared as a reference document to support the ongoing discussions related to the proposed Directive on Biofuels. Data have been extracted from a number of different sources. A basic reference for the techno-economic analysis has been the ATLAS database, but several other sources have been used also. These data have been gathered and harmonized for sake of comparability, and processed to provide an overview of the techno-economic characteristics of bio-diesel.

The full text of this paper is available online at: ftp://ftp.jrc.es/pub/EURdoc/eur20279en.pdf

Additional information

Authors: ENGUIDANOS M, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Insitute for Prospective Technological Studies, Seville (ES);SORIA A, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Insitute for Prospective Technological Studies, Seville (ES);CHRISTIDIS P, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Insitute for Prospective Technological Studies, Seville (ES);KAVALOV B, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Insitute for Prospective Technological Studies, Seville (ES)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 20279 EN (2002), pp.28. Free of charge
Availability: Available from European Commission, JRC Knowledge Management Unit, Ispra (IT) Tel: +39 033278 9843 or +39 033278 9864 Fax: +39 033278 9623 E-mail: jrc-publications-office@ec.europa.eu
Record Number: 200214935 / Last updated on: 2002-07-08
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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