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Comparative life cycle assessment of anaerobic digestion

Project

Biogas plant (c) Thünen-Institut
Biogas plant (© Thünen-Institut)

The project involves the construction and assessment of scenarios for farm scale AD biogas production, in comparison to other bioenergy options, and compare these with two baseline reference farm systems: a large dairy unit in southwest England and a mixed arable farm in east England.

  • WP 3: LCA modelling for the production of energy crops
  • WP4: LCA modeling of biogas productiuon and utilisation

The project will deliver an LCA tool for use by DEFRA and other stakeholders to assess the environmental consequences of various anaerobic digestion (AD) and bioenergy options, from a comprehensive life cycle perspective that includes all upstream and land use change consequences.

Background and Objective

The project involves the construction and assessment of scenarios for farm scale AD biogas production, in comparison to other bioenergy options, and compare these with two baseline reference farm systems: a large dairy unit in southwest England and a mixed arable farm in east England.

WP3: LCA Modelling of feedstock production for biogas WG4: LCA Modelling of biogas production und utilisation

Approach

Attributional LCA modelling in compliance with methodological requirements of Annex V of the European Renewable Energy Directive is applied.

Results

The final report is available at:

randd.defra.gov.uk/Default.aspx

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Funding Body

  • Department for Enviroment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
    (international, öffentlich)

Duration

11.2012 - 5.2013