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Evaluating alternatives: Aspects of an integrated approach using ethanol in Thailand`s transportation sector

Technical Report:

Abstract

Growing awareness of the negative social, environmental and economic impacts caused by the production, distribution and end-use consumption of energy has led the search for alternatives to become increasingly urgent and complex. The need for analytical methods and tools for evaluating options and opportunities is particularly acute in rapidly developing countries. The aim of this article is to illustrate the broad range of issues and impacts that are important for evaluating and comparing energy system alternatives in the context of sustainable development. A case study exploring the feasibility of producing and utilizing biomass based ethanol as an alternative transportation fuel in Thailand is used herein to provide examples and a forum for discussion of these issues. Scenarios describe the conditions under which a significant potential for fuel switching to domestically produced ethanol appears to exist. Harnessing this potential could lead to important improvements in the energy system`s impacts on human health, Thailand`s economy, and the environment. Achieving these improvements, however, would require comprehensive and long-term planning and support on the part of the Thai government. 91 refs, 11 tabs, 2 figs
Authors:
Publication Date:
Apr 01, 1993
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
IMES-EESS-9
Reference Number:
SCA: 093000; 299000; PA: SWD-93:007438; EDB-94:017628; NTS-94:008797; ERA-19:006427; SN: 94001129764
Resource Relation:
Other Information: DN: Part of LUTFD2-TFEM--93-1003; PBD: Apr 1993
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; THAILAND; ETHANOL FUELS; TRANSPORT; FUEL SUBSTITUTION; ECONOMY; ENVIRONMENT; AGRICULTURAL WASTES; SUGAR CANE; TRADE; 093000; 299000; ECONOMIC, INDUSTRIAL, AND BUSINESS ASPECTS; UNCONVENTIONAL SOURCES AND POWER GENERATION
OSTI ID:
10117163
Research Organizations:
Lund Inst. of Tech. (Sweden). Dept. of Environmental and Energy Systems Studies
Country of Origin:
Sweden
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: DE94730406; ISBN 91-88360-04-0; TRN: SE9307438
Availability:
OSTI; NTIS; INIS
Submitting Site:
SWD
Size:
42 p.
Announcement Date:
Jun 30, 2005

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Citation Formats

Wilson, Deborah. Evaluating alternatives: Aspects of an integrated approach using ethanol in Thailand`s transportation sector. Sweden: N. p., 1993. Web.
Wilson, Deborah. Evaluating alternatives: Aspects of an integrated approach using ethanol in Thailand`s transportation sector. Sweden.
Wilson, Deborah. 1993. "Evaluating alternatives: Aspects of an integrated approach using ethanol in Thailand`s transportation sector." Sweden.
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abstractNote = {Growing awareness of the negative social, environmental and economic impacts caused by the production, distribution and end-use consumption of energy has led the search for alternatives to become increasingly urgent and complex. The need for analytical methods and tools for evaluating options and opportunities is particularly acute in rapidly developing countries. The aim of this article is to illustrate the broad range of issues and impacts that are important for evaluating and comparing energy system alternatives in the context of sustainable development. A case study exploring the feasibility of producing and utilizing biomass based ethanol as an alternative transportation fuel in Thailand is used herein to provide examples and a forum for discussion of these issues. Scenarios describe the conditions under which a significant potential for fuel switching to domestically produced ethanol appears to exist. Harnessing this potential could lead to important improvements in the energy system`s impacts on human health, Thailand`s economy, and the environment. Achieving these improvements, however, would require comprehensive and long-term planning and support on the part of the Thai government. 91 refs, 11 tabs, 2 figs}
place = {Sweden}
year = {1993}
month = {Apr}
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