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Micro-generation for 2050: life-cycle carbon footprint of micro-generation sources

Micro-generation for 2050: life-cycle carbon footprint of micro-generation sources

Skarvelis-Kazakos, Spyros, Cipcigan, Liana M. and Jenkins, Nicholas (2010) Micro-generation for 2050: life-cycle carbon footprint of micro-generation sources. In: 2009 44th International Universities’ Power Engineering Conference. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc., Piscataway, N.J., USA. ISBN 978-1-4244-6823-2

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Abstract

This paper investigates the CO2 emissions of a micro-generation system during its whole life-cycle, including manufacturing, operation and decommissioning. Component and material breakdown is performed. The embodied carbon from the manufacturing process is assessed. Results suggest that approximately two thirds of the CO2 emissions would be avoided with the studied configuration. Still, the emissions are found to be comparable with conventional generation. Part-loading of a Combined Cycle Gas Turbine would increase the system emissions by more than 20%.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Title of Proceedings: 2009 44th International Universities’ Power Engineering Conference
Additional Information: [1] This paper was originally presented at the 2009 44th International Universities’ Power Engineering Conference (UPEC) held from 1-4 September 2009 in Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
Uncontrolled Keywords: carbon dioxide, carbon footprint, emissions, life-cycle, Micro-CHP, micro-generation, microgrid, part-loading, renewable energy, combined cycle gas turbine, life-cycle material breakdown, microgeneration sources, air pollution, combined cycle power stations, distributed power generation, gas turbine power stations
Subjects: T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Engineering
School of Engineering > Department of Engineering Systems
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/9057

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