publication . Doctoral thesis . 2015

Evaluation of the environmental impacts of wood products for bio-energy through Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)

Pierobon, Francesca;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2015
  • Country: Italy
The use of wood for energy has grown in the last years as an alternative to fossil fuels. National and international laws promote the use of wood in the policies for the mitigation of climate change, based on the assumption that wood has a neutral carbon balance because the combustion emissions are offset by the absorption in forest (assumption of carbon neutrality). However, this assumption does not take into account the emissions associated with the life cycle of the product, e.g. related to processing and transporting biomass. In addition there is a time lag between the release of CO2 during combustion and its absorption in forest and this could have an impac...
free text keywords: AGR/06 Tecnologia del legno e utilizzazioni forestali
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