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Life cycle assessment of rice straw-based power generation in Malaysia


Mohd Shafie, Shafini and Masjuki, H.H. and Mahlia, T.M.I. (2014) Life cycle assessment of rice straw-based power generation in Malaysia. Energy, 70. pp. 401-410. ISSN 03605442

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Abstract

This paper presents an application of LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) with a view to analyzing the environment aspects of rice straw-based power generation in Malaysia.It also compares rice straw-based power generation with that of coal and natural gas. GHG (Greenhouse gas) emission savings were calculated. It finds that rice straw power generation can save GHG (greenhouse gas) emissions of about 1.79 kg CO2-eq/kWh compared to coal-based and 1.05 kg CO2-eq/kWh with natural gas based power generation. While the development of rice straw-based power generation in Malaysia is still in its early stage, these paddy residues offer a large potential to generate electricity because of their availability.Rice straw power plants not only could solve the problem of removing rice straw from fields without open burning, but also could reduce GHG emissions that contribute to climate change, acidification, and eutrophication, among other environmental problems.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: LCA (life cycle assessment);Rice straw;Power generation; Malaysia
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: School of Technology Management & Logistics
Depositing User: Dr. Shafini Mohd Shafie
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2014 03:07
Last Modified: 23 May 2016 02:33
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/12342

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