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Testing environmental and social indicators for biorefineries: bioethanol and biochemical production

Testing environmental and social indicators for biorefineries: bioethanol and biochemical production Int J Life Cycle Assess (2018) 23:581–596 DOI 10.1007/s11367-017-1331-x SOCIAL LCA IN PROGRESS Testing environmental and social indicators for biorefineries: bioethanol and biochemical production 1 1 1 Clara Valente & Andreas Brekke & Ingunn Saur Modahl Received: 2 July 2015 /Accepted: 2 May 2017 /Published online: 16 June 2017 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2017 Abstract 29 g CO -eq/MJ. Other biorefinery products are difficult to Purpose The article aims to test indicators for assessing the compare because of a lack of clear alternatives. Bioethanol environmental and social impacts of biorefineries. Testing en- and biochemicals produced in the hypothetical USA produc- vironmental and social impact categories and indicators, and tion process have higher burdens than those from the selecting the most suitable ones, will simultaneously contrib- Norwegian production process in all environmental categories ute to the further development of social life cycle assessment assessed. For both production processes, the main social risks (S-LCA) methodologies while assessing several dimensions were in the category Health and safety followed by Labor of sustainability at biorefineries. rights and decent work. More detailed investigations in an Methods The work applies two methodologies, environmen- existing Norwegian biorefinery value chain confirmed some tal LCA (E-LCA) and social LCA http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment Springer Journals

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 by Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Subject
Environment; Environment, general; Environmental Economics; Environmental Engineering/Biotechnology; Environmental Chemistry
ISSN
0948-3349
eISSN
1614-7502
DOI
10.1007/s11367-017-1331-x
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Abstract

Int J Life Cycle Assess (2018) 23:581–596 DOI 10.1007/s11367-017-1331-x SOCIAL LCA IN PROGRESS Testing environmental and social indicators for biorefineries: bioethanol and biochemical production 1 1 1 Clara Valente & Andreas Brekke & Ingunn Saur Modahl Received: 2 July 2015 /Accepted: 2 May 2017 /Published online: 16 June 2017 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2017 Abstract 29 g CO -eq/MJ. Other biorefinery products are difficult to Purpose The article aims to test indicators for assessing the compare because of a lack of clear alternatives. Bioethanol environmental and social impacts of biorefineries. Testing en- and biochemicals produced in the hypothetical USA produc- vironmental and social impact categories and indicators, and tion process have higher burdens than those from the selecting the most suitable ones, will simultaneously contrib- Norwegian production process in all environmental categories ute to the further development of social life cycle assessment assessed. For both production processes, the main social risks (S-LCA) methodologies while assessing several dimensions were in the category Health and safety followed by Labor of sustainability at biorefineries. rights and decent work. More detailed investigations in an Methods The work applies two methodologies, environmen- existing Norwegian biorefinery value chain confirmed some tal LCA (E-LCA) and social LCA

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The International Journal of Life Cycle AssessmentSpringer Journals

Published: Jun 16, 2017

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