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dc.contributor.authorHammond, James A R
dc.date.accessioned2009-10-19T11:27:20Z
dc.date.available2009-10-19T11:27:20Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1842/3114
dc.description.abstractLife cycle analysis is carried out for 11 predicted configurations of pyrolysis biochar systems to determine greenhouse gas balance, using an original spreadsheet model. System parameters reflect deployment in Scotland, and results demonstrate that all major crop and forestry feedstocks offer greater GHG abatement than other bioenergy technologies, regardless of system configuration. Sensitivity analysis determines the relative importance of uncertain variables in the model and optimistic to pessimistic scenarios are used for system operation. Slow pyrolysis is compared to fast pyrolysis and biomass co-firing for GHG abatement and electricity production, using various scenarios for availability of indigenous Scottish feedstocks.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherThe University of Edinburghen
dc.subjectGeoscienceen
dc.subjectcarbon captureen
dc.subjectcarbon sequestrationen
dc.subjectMSc Carbon Capture and Storageen
dc.titleThe best use of biomass? Greenhouse gas lifecycle analysis of predicted pyrolysis biochar systemsen
dc.typeThesis or Dissertationen
dc.type.qualificationlevelMastersen
dc.type.qualificationnameMSc Master of Scienceen
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