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Ansbert Sturm (2008): Potenziale und Kosten für biogene Treibstoffe der 1. Generation.
Master / Diploma Thesis, BOKU-Universität für Bodenkultur, pp 124. UB BOKU obvsg FullText

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In order to reduce dependency on fossil fuel energy sources, and to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases, the EU passed directives for biofuels in which aims of blend were established. Because of this, the production of biofuels is relevant and is promoted by the EU. The potential of the first generation of biofuels, in particular biodiesel and bioethanol, constitute the main topic of this paper. Five selected studies on areas and energy potentials were analyzed, with special attention given to their basic assumptions, methods of operations and results. To systematically compare the studies a chart was developed in order to filter similarities and relationships. Plants which are eligible for the production of biofuel in the EU are introduced and analyzed according to their soil and climate requirements, cultivation data and their nutrient supply. In addition this paper also discusses crop rotation and its possible ramification on the energy yield of plants. As this paper focuses on the agricultural aspect of the topic, the costs of resources with regard to the contribution margin were analyzed. This paper shows that potentials of area do exist. The yield depends on the location, and it can be increased by appropriate crop rotation. Due to the assignment of released areas off the surplus, very often it is not the most productive areas that are utilized for the production of biofuels.


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