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Volume 2013, Article ID 918514, 12 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/918514
Research Article

Emergy Analysis and Sustainability Efficiency Analysis of Different Crop-Based Biodiesel in Life Cycle Perspective

Department of Industrial Engineering, Quality and Environmental Research Centre (CESQA), University of Padova, Via Marzolo 9, 35131 Padova, Italy

Received 26 March 2013; Accepted 17 April 2013

Academic Editors: A. M. Efstathiou and A. F. Mohedano

Copyright © 2013 Jingzheng Ren et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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