150 Life Cycle Analysis of Bio-Based Fuels, Energy, and Chemicals

Monday, November 9, 2015: 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
257B (Salt Palace Convention Center)

This session invites abstracts dealing with "cradle-to-grave" environmental life cycle assessments of bio-based fuels, energy and chemicals derived from biological feedstocks. Greenhouse gas emissions are of particular interest but other impacts such as water use / quality, biodiversity, ecosystem and soil health are relevant. Effects on LCA results of study assumptions and methods such as system boundary, data source, and allocation are welcomed.

Sustainable Biorefineries
BioFuels (T4F)
David R. Shonnard Email: drshonna@mtu.edu
- indicates paper has an Extended Abstract file available on CD.

12:30 PM
(150a) Ethanologens Vs. Acetogens: Environmental Impacts of Two Bioethanol Fermentation Pathways
Erik Budsberg, Jordan T. Crawford, Rick Gustafson, Renata Bura and Maureen Puettmann

12:52 PM
(150b) Life-Cycle Assessment of Unconventional Methane Feedstock Procurement
Robert Handler, Zeyad T. Ahmed, David R. Shonnard and Ignasi Palou-Rivera

File available
1:36 PM

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