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Life Cycle Assessment for Biofuels
SMITH, R. L. Life Cycle Assessment for Biofuels. Presented at Webinars for EPA Regions, Cincinnati, OH, August 15, 2011.
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.
To inform EPA
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)
Organization:U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY
SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGY DIVISION
SYSTEMS ANALYSIS BRANCH