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Title : Well-to-Wheels Emissions of Greenhouse Gases and Air Pollutants of Dimethyl Ether from Natural Gas and Renewable Feedstocks in Comparison with Petroleum Gasoline and Diesel in the United States and Europe
Publication Date : October 04, 2016
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Authors : U. Lee, J. Han, M. Wang, J. Ward, E. Hicks, D. Goodwin, R. Boudreaux, P. Hanarp, H. Salsing, P. Desai, E. Varenne, P. Klintbom, W. Willems, S. L. Winkler, H. Maas, R. De Kleine, J. Hansen, T. Shim, E. Furusjö
Abstract : Dimethyl ether (DME) is an alternative to diesel fuel for use in compression-ignition engines with modified fuel systems and offers potential advantages of efficiency improvements and emission reductions. DME can be produced from natural gas (NG) or from renewable feedstocks such as landfill gas (LFG) or renewable natural gas from manure waste streams (MANR) or any other biomass. This study investigates the well-to-wheels (WTW) energy use and emissions of five DME production pathways as compared with those of petroleum gasoline and diesel using the Greenhouse gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy use in Transportation (GREET®) model developed at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL).