Time Dynamics in Life Cycle Assessment - Exemplified by a Case Study on Biorefineries
Timma, L., Parajuli, R.
The main aim of this article is to study the influence of temporal parameters when evaluating life cycle greenhouse gas emissions. Since one of the most widely accepted climate change indicators is global warming potential (GWP), this article uses this metric to test the inclusion of temporal effects in the life cycle assessment. A case study of biomass production and conversion in biorefineries is selected and used dynamic emission decay functions marked as “DEDF 0 yr” – “DEDF 1000 yr”. The results showed that there might be different consequences on the climate impact if the time dynamic effects are included. The presented results can be used as the point of discussion on various time horizons of emission retention in the atmosphere.
biorefinery, modelling, sustainability, life cycle assessment (LCA)
Biomass Sustainability, Impacts and Policies
Environmental impacts of bioenergy
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