is there an elementary flow named "diesel fuel"?

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zeratel
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is there an elementary flow named "diesel fuel"?

Post by zeratel » 08 Sep 2014 22:13

Hi,
I'm new to the openLCA 1.4 and I'm trying to conduct a LCA study on biodiesel production.
To begin with, I created a new database by following the instruction on pp4 of this manual (http://www.openlca.org/documents/14826/ ... eps_v1.pdf).
But I'm having trouble finding an elementary flow of "diesel fuel" that I can use as the input for the processes such as feedstock transportation. I would sincerely appreciate it if anyone can show me where to find this flow.
Thank you very much

aciroth
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Re: is there an elementary flow named "diesel fuel"?

Post by aciroth » 10 Sep 2014 10:53

Hi, well elementary flows come or go directly to/from nature, so usually diesel will not be an elementary flow but rather a product or waste. Diesel is also not part of openLCA's reference elementary flows. The exact name of the flow depends on the background database that you use. if you do not have it in the DB, you can create it, as product flow, and enter it into your process.
Hope this helps!
Andreas

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