The impact of energy crop cultivation in LCA of transportation biofuels findings of the bioenergy network of excellence (NOE)

G. Jungmeier, G. Benoit, Sampo Soimakallio, C. Bessou, Tuula Mäkinen, P. Peck

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    Abstract

    The increase usage of biofuels in transportation sector is the driving factor for the development of advanced processes to produce biofuels to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and fossil energy use in the transportation sector. The energy crops for these transportation biofuels are cultivated in agriculture applying conventional agricultural production methods, which are associated with environmental effects, e.g. N2O-emisisons, fossil energy use. So the agricultural cultivation of energy crops significantly determines the overall environmental effects of transportation biofuels. The purpose of this work is to identify the key impacts of energy crop cultivation on the Life Cycle Analyses (LCA) of transportation biofuels. The approach is based on a review of the applied methodologies (e.g. allocation, system boundary) and the specific data used to identify the key aspects on the energy crop cultivation for the environmental performance of biofuels.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 18th EBCE
    PublisherETA-Florence Renewable Energies
    Pages2195-2196
    ISBN (Print)978-88-89407-56-1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event18th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition - Lyon , France
    Duration: 3 May 20107 May 2010

    Conference

    Conference18th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition
    CountryFrance
    CityLyon
    Period3/05/107/05/10

    Keywords

    • biofuels
    • sustainability
    • life cycle assessment
    • energy crops

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    Jungmeier, G., Benoit, G., Soimakallio, S., Bessou, C., Mäkinen, T., & Peck, P. (2010). The impact of energy crop cultivation in LCA of transportation biofuels findings of the bioenergy network of excellence (NOE). In Proceedings of the 18th EBCE (pp. 2195-2196). ETA-Florence Renewable Energies. https://doi.org/10.5071/18thEUBCE2010-VP5.2.1