Scope of System for Analysis

Patricia Thornley*

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Abstract

This chapter recaps the purpose of life cycle assessment as a tool to assess bioenergy system greenhouse gas balances. It emphasises the importance of goal and scope consideration and definition in any LCA study and shows how that may translate to application of different system scopes and methods. Key issues to consider for bioenergy LCAs are introduced, e.g. whether or not to include land-use change, and there is a general introduction to where the reader can find relevant information and data in the rest of the book.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGreenhouse Gas Balances of Bioenergy Systems
PublisherElsevier
Chapter4
Pages43-53
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9780128094587
ISBN (Print)9780081010365
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 1 Dec 2017

Keywords

  • Goal
  • Scope definition
  • Systems analysis

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  • Research Output

    Greenhouse Gas Balances of Bioenergy Systems

    Thornley, P. (ed.) & Adams, P. (ed.), 27 Nov 2017, Elsevier. 275 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • Cite this

    Thornley, P. (2017). Scope of System for Analysis. In Greenhouse Gas Balances of Bioenergy Systems (pp. 43-53). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-101036-5.00004-5