Making Sense of the Megajoules: Improving Energy Use Calculations in Life Cycle Assessment of energy carriers used for vehicle propulsion
Research Project , 2018 – 2019

This project aims to provide methodology and recommendations for the assessment of energy use in life cycle assessment (LCA) to allow for relevant comparisons of different energy carriers for vehicle propulsion. It explicitly addresses the active field 4 “vehicle environmental impact” since resource use is an important aspect in environmental life cycle assessments. Furthermore, which energy type is adopted and how it is used are central features of any vehicle powertrain technology. In the strategic selection and development of vehicle powertrain technologies, it is therefore critical to know how to assess and compare energy use in LCAs.

Participants

Magdalena Svanström (contact)

Biträdande professor vid Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Environmental Systems Analysis

Rickard Arvidsson

Forskarassistent vid Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Environmental Systems Analysis

Simon Harvey

Professor vid Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Energy Technology

Björn Sandén

Professor vid Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Environmental Systems Analysis

Funding

Chalmers Area of Advance Transport

Funding Chalmers participation during 2018–2019

Chalmers Area of Advance Energy

Funding Chalmers participation during 2018–2019

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Sustainable development

Driving Forces

Transport

Areas of Advance

Energy

Areas of Advance

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Latest update

2018-10-10