Who needs to know what about energy use? The palm oil biofuel case
Conference contribution, 2013

In life cycle assessments and energy analyses of palm oil biofuel, the choice of energy use indicators has been found to be arbitrary, poorly motivated and poorly described. This paper discusses the system boundaries represented by different energy use indicators and their appropriateness in terms of different environmental concerns. The paper also discusses the need of different energy use information for different actors in the product life cycle and the resulting need to tailor-make assessments and presentations of assessment results to different audiences.

biofuel

energy analysis

energy use indicator

life cycle assessment

palm oil methyl ester

Author

Magdalena Svanström

Chalmers, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Chemical Environmental Science

Rickard Arvidsson

Chalmers, Energy and Environment, Environmental Systems Analysis

Kristin Fransson

Chalmers, Energy and Environment, Environmental Systems Analysis

Morgan Fröling

Sverker Molander

Chalmers, Energy and Environment, Environmental Systems Analysis

6th International Conference on Life Cycle Management

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Subject Categories

Environmental Engineering

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10/8/2017