Wind Energy, Environment, and Fuels

Energy Content of Fuels **
 
  GJ per tonne
North Sea Crude Oil  42.7
LPG (Liquefied petroleum gas: Propane, Butane)  46.0
Petrol (Gasoline)  43.8
JP1 (Jet aircraft fuel)  43.5
Diesel / Light Fuel oil  42.7
Heavy Fuel Oil  40.4
Orimulsion  28.0
Natural Gas 39.3 per 1000 Nm 3
Steam Coal  24.5
Other Coal  26.5
Straw  14.5
Wood chips  14.7
Household Waste 1995  10.0
Household Waste 1996 9.4
 
CO2-Emissions from Fuels **
 
  kg CO2 per GJ kg CO2 per kg fuel
Petrol (Gasoline) 73.0 3.20
Diesel / Light Fuel oil 74.0 3.16
Heavy Fuel Oil 78.0 3.15
Orimulsion 76.0 2.13
Natural Gas (methane) 56.9 2.74
Coal 95.0 2.33 (steam coal), 2.52 (other)
** Conversion factors provided by the Danish Energy Agency 
 
 Source : http://www.windpowerwiki.dk/


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