Who needs to know what about energy use? The palm oil biofuel case
Konferensbidrag (offentliggjort, men ej förlagsutgivet), 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.


energy analysis

energy use indicator

life cycle assessment

palm oil methyl ester


Magdalena Svanström

Chalmers, Kemi- och bioteknik, Kemisk miljövetenskap

Rickard Arvidsson

Chalmers, Energi och miljö, Miljösystemanalys

Kristin Fransson

Chalmers, Energi och miljö, Miljösystemanalys

Morgan Fröling

Sverker Molander

Chalmers, Energi och miljö, Miljösystemanalys

6th International Conference on Life Cycle Management


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