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Table 6 Life cycle inventory of PHB extraction process based on experimental results

From: Novel insights in dimethyl carbonate-based extraction of polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB)

  PHB from DMC/ethanol (run 11) PHB from chloroform/hexane (standard extraction)
Dataset Amount Unit Dataset Amount Unit
Output PHB 0.235 g PHB 0.239 g
Inputs Biomass 0.546 g Biomass 0.55 g
DMC (modelled) 23.01 g Hexane {GLO}| market for | Alloc Def, U 15.84 g
Ethanol, without water, in 99.7% solution state, from ethylene {RER}| ethylene hydration | Alloc Def, U 50.89 g Trichloromethane {GLO}| market for | Alloc Def, U 11.92 g
Electricity, low voltage {Europe without Switzerland}| market group for | Alloc Def, U 4.463·10–03 kWh Electricity, low voltage {Europe without Switzerland}| market group for | Alloc Def, U 8.177·10–04 kWh
  1. Dataset from Ecoinvent database are reported in the table