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Towards Standardization of Life-Cycle Metrics for Biofuels: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Mitigation and Net Energy Yield

Despite a rapid worldwide expansion of the biofuel industry, there is a lack of consensus within the
scientific community about the potential of biofuels to reduce reliance on petroleum and decrease
greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Although life cycle assessment provides a means to quantify
these potential benefits and environmental impacts, existing methods limit direct comparison within
and between different biofuel systems because of inconsistencies in performance metrics, system

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A Spatial Equilibrium Model of the Impact of Bio-Fuels Energy Policy on Grain Transportation Flows

Traffic flows in the U.S. have been affected by the substantial increase and, as of January 2009, decrease in biofuel production and use. This paper considers a framework to study the effect on grain transportation flows of the 2005 Energy Act and subsequent legislation, which mandated higher production levels of biofuels, e.g. ethanol and biodiesels. Future research will incorporate changes due to the recent economic slowdown.

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Minnesota Bioenergy reports and data

The link provides data and reports related to bioenergy - ethanol and biodiesel

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Transportation & Distribution: Biofuels

A presentation by Bruce Heine of Magellan Midstream Partners to the 2006 Bioeconomy Conference held at Iowa State University.

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en
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RENEWABLE FUEL STANDARD CHALLENGES FACED BY TERMINALS

A presentation by Andrea Grant of Independent Fuel Terminal Operators Association.

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en
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Biodiesel Refinery Capacity

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Using the list of biodiesel refineries provided by the NBB, ORNL verified plant production capacity, transportation modal access, and spatial location.

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Steve Peterson
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Oak Ridge National Laboratory
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Land Allocation Effects of the Global Ethanol Surge:Predictions from the International FAPRI Model

We quantify the emergence of biofuel markets and its impact on U.S. and world agriculture for the coming decade using the multi-market, multi-commodity international FAPRI (Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute) model. The model incorporates the trade-offs between biofuel, feed, and food production and consumption and international feedback effects of the emergence through world commodity prices and trade.

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Fabiosa,Jacinto F.
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Life Cycle Inventory of Biodiesel and Petroleum Diesel for Use in an Urban Bus

Biodiesel is a renewable diesel fuel substitute. It can be made from a variety of natural oils and fats. Biodiesel is made by chemically combining any natural oil or fat with an alcohol such as methanol or ethanol. Methanol has been the most commonly used alcohol in the commercial production of biodiesel. In Europe, biodiesel is widely available in both its neat form (100% biodiesel, also know as B100) and in blends with petroleum diesel. European biodiesel is made predominantly from rapeseed oil (a cousin of canola oil).

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Sheehan, J.
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