Chalmers Conferences, LCM 2013

Ian Vázquez-Rowe, Antonino Marvuglia, Sameer Rege, Enrico Benetto

Last modified: 2014-09-11


In the context of fulfilling EU targets for bioenergy use by 2020, the use of Consequential Life Cycle Assessment has shown to be a suitable method to monitor the environmental performance of future energy scenarios and strategies. Hence, the aim of this study was to analysis the environmental consequences linked to an increase in maize production for bioenergy purposes, for the specific case of Luxembourg. Different land use change scenarios were modeled through the use of an auxiliary partial equilibrium model based on farmers’ revenue maximization. Results showed minor, but increasing shifts in environmental impacts related to an additional production of 80,000 t of maize, and the environmental profile of the final biomethane product is higher than that of conventional natural gas.


biocrops; consequential LCA; Luxembourg; maize


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