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Keywords:

  • LCA;
  • biodiesel;
  • green diesel;
  • syndiesel

Abstract

Green diesel, a renewable diesel fuel produced via the UOP/Eni Ecofining™ process, has the same fuel quality attributes as syndiesel but, over its life cycle, consumes less fossil fuel and generates less greenhouse gas emissions than petroleum diesel. From an investment standpoint, the production of green diesel is competitive with biodiesel. Moderately sized units consistent with current large-scale biodiesel production can be economical, especially when integrated into an existing petroleum refinery. © 2009 American Institute of Chemical Engineers Environ Prog, 2009.