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The effect of fuel on the energy consumption and production of greenhouse gases in transport
 
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Department of Industrial Engineering, Stellenbosch University
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Faculty of Operation and Economics of Transport and Communication, University of Zilina
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Faculty of Technology, Institute of Technology and Business in České Budějovice
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Pieter Daniel Francois Conradie   

Department of Industrial Engineering, Stellenbosch University
Publish date: 2018-12-31
Submission date: 2018-12-12
Final revision date: 2018-12-18
Acceptance date: 2018-12-18
 
The Archives of Automotive Engineering – Archiwum Motoryzacji 2018;82(4):5–14
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Nowadays, the environmental aspects of transport are very actual issues, mainly the energy consumption and GHG production. The priority of EU transport strategy is to decrease the negative environmental impacts of all transport modes. The article discusses the calculation of the energy consumption and production of greenhouse gases in transport from both the primary and secondary points of view. This means, that it reflects the implications on the environment not only while operating the vehicle, but also during production, refining, distribution and storage of the fuel used in transport. The calculation is done by using the methodology of the standard EN 16 258:2012. This standard is used on all cars using various types of propellants. The results of the calculation show in a non-discriminatory manner the energy effectiveness of the individual types of fuel, as well as the rate of their production of greenhouse gases expressed in a comparison unit of equivalent CO2e.
 
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