Life Cycle Assessment of Oil Sands Technologies
The Petroleum Refinery Life Cycle Inventory Model (PRELIM) is a mass and energy based process unit-level tool for the estimation of energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with processing a variety of crude oils within a range of configurations in a refinery. PRELIM aims to inform policy analysis by providing a transparent model including data, assumptions and detailed results.
The PRELIM model was built using Microsoft Excel to ensure transparency and maximum accessibility. PRELIM is freely available for download from the Life Cycle Analysis of Oil Sands Technologies research group website (University of Calgary): http://ucalgary.ca/lcaost/prelim
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