Framework to benchmark sustainability of biomethane supply chains: Facilitating sustainability decision making in adopting biomethane as a public transportation fuel in Western Europe
2016 (English)In: International Journal of Green Energy, ISSN 1543-5075, E-ISSN 1543-5083, Vol. 13, no 8, 759-766 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This article presents a framework from a systems' perspective to benchmark biomethane supply chains consisting of biogas upgrading, biomethane distribution, and refilling in the context of Western Europe.Compressed biomethane is already widely adopted as a vehicle fuel, whereas liquefied biomethane is also a vialble alternative. Distribution in gas grids is a feasible option only in short distances and large scale, whereas trucks with composite swap bodies is the preferable alternative otherwise. As a whole, liquefied biomethane supply chains manifests better attributes from both climate and cost perspectives, whereas compressed biomethane supply chains imply better energy intensity.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2016. Vol. 13, no 8, 759-766 p.
Benchmarking, biomethane, climate change impact, cost effectiveness, energy intensity
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-193265DOI: 10.1080/15435075.2016.1175352ISI: 000382233500002ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84979650027OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-193265DiVA: diva2:1033061
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