Key Factors for the Sustainable Use of Biogas - Life Cycle Assessment of Austrian Biogas Plants

J. Pucker, G. Jungmeier, A. Stuhlbacher, S. Siegl, R. Kirchmayr, F.-J. Ebner-Ornig, E. Pötsch & G. Bochman
This paper gives an overview on the Austrian research project “Ökobilanz Biogas”. The goal is to evaluate the environmental impacts of biogas systems for different types of feedstock based on real life data from biogas plants in operation. The methodology used for the evaluation is life cycle assessment (LCA). A comprehensive LCA is performed for six different biogas systems. Besides the whole supply chain for the production and use of biogas the reference use of...