Consequential and attributional modeling in life cycle assessment of food production systems

Dalgaard R, Muñoz I (2014)

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Poster presented at the 9th International Conference LCA of Food San Francisco, USA 8-10 October 2014


The aim is to contribute to a deeper understanding of the differences between the consequential (cLCA) and attributional (aLCA) modeling approaches and to show how the choice between cLCA and aLCA in some cases can be decisive for the outcome of an LCA. We present cradle-to-gate CO2-eq. emissions (carbon footprint) of barley, soybean meal and palm oil and discuss the differences between the cLCA and aLCA methodologies and results.

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