Life Cycle Biofuel
This category is now deprecated. The latest DEFRA methodology for biomass-associated greenhouse gas emissions can be found here.
This category allows the user to calculate life-cycle emissions from various biofuels. The methodology follows that from the latest Defra data and advice. Full life-cycle emissions are calculated including contributions from carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide and methane.
Note that this category does not enable the user to calculate the direct emissions of carbon dioxide for the combustion of biofuels. This is a full life-cycle calculation only.
How to use this category
To use this category firstly use the drill-down type to select the type of biofuel to be included in the calculation from the following options.
- Biodiesel (ME) - Methyl Ester, biodiesel produced from oils using conventional esterification processes
- Biodiesel (HVO) - Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil, biodiesel produced from vegetable oils using hydroprocessing
- BioETBE (refinery)
- BioETBE (non-refinery)
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Full path: /business/energy/fuel/defra/lifecycle/biofuel
Parent Category: Defra Life Cycle