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Environmental assessment and scenario analysis of sugar beet transport in Scania, Sweden

Ness, Barry LU and Brogaard, Sara LU (2008) In Area 40(4). p.459-471
Abstract
The aim was to assess the environmental sustainability of sugar beet transport in Scania, Sweden—estimating lorry travel distances, fuel use and air emissions. Scenario analyses measuring the same parameters for switching to newer vehicle types and differing ratios of biodiesel were also performed. The method applied for distance calculations was a GIS-based proximity analysis. Results revealed that 4 249 thousand km were traveled in the movement of beets to processing facilities. Results among others also showed that 2 200 m3 of diesel were consumed and 5 700 tons of CO2 were released. Scenario analyses revealed there is a potential to decrease fuel usage and transport emissions with the shift to newer vehicle types and bio-based fuels,... (More)
The aim was to assess the environmental sustainability of sugar beet transport in Scania, Sweden—estimating lorry travel distances, fuel use and air emissions. Scenario analyses measuring the same parameters for switching to newer vehicle types and differing ratios of biodiesel were also performed. The method applied for distance calculations was a GIS-based proximity analysis. Results revealed that 4 249 thousand km were traveled in the movement of beets to processing facilities. Results among others also showed that 2 200 m3 of diesel were consumed and 5 700 tons of CO2 were released. Scenario analyses revealed there is a potential to decrease fuel usage and transport emissions with the shift to newer vehicle types and bio-based fuels, but that the amount of land needed to grow the bio-based feedstock presents a large hindrance to wider scale use. (Less)
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sugar beet transport, Sweden, proximity analysis, sustainability, transport emissions, rapeseed methyl ester (RME)
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40
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459 - 471
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0004-0894
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10.1111/j.1475-4762.2008.00838.x
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English
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  author       = {Ness, Barry and Brogaard, Sara},
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  keyword      = {sugar beet transport,Sweden,proximity analysis,sustainability,transport emissions,rapeseed methyl ester (RME)},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {459--471},
  publisher    = {LAR},
  series       = {Area},
  title        = {Environmental assessment and scenario analysis of sugar beet transport in Scania, Sweden},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1475-4762.2008.00838.x},
  volume       = {40},
  year         = {2008},
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