Science Inventory

Life Cycle Assessment for Biofuels

Citation:

SMITH, R. L. Life Cycle Assessment for Biofuels. Presented at Webinars for EPA Regions, Cincinnati, OH, August 15, 2011.

Impact/Purpose:

To inform EPA

Description:

A presentation based on life cycle assessment (LCA) for biofuels is given. The presentation focuses on energy and biofuels, interesting environmental aspects of biofuels, and how to do a life cycle assessment with some examples related to biofuel systems. The stages of a (biofuel) LCA are described, as are steps of LCA practice: goal and scope, inventory, impact assessment, and interpretation. Methods to complete these steps are described, with suggestions for items to consider in application to LCA and for biofuels in particular. Aspects of the expansion of biofuels in the U.S. are described, along with the potential for step change effects in other related systems.

URLs/Downloads:

LCAFORBIOFUELSWEBINARFORREGIONS2011_08.PDF   (PDF,NA pp, 713 KB,  about PDF)

LCA/ BIOFUELS   (PDF,NA pp, 39 KB,  about PDF)

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PRESENTATION/SLIDE)
Product Published Date: 08/15/2011
Record Last Revised: 10/05/2011
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 238517

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY

SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGY DIVISION

SYSTEMS ANALYSIS BRANCH