Life Cycle Analysis of Short Rotation Coppice through the Example of Eucalyptus and Poplar for Bioenergy in France

N. Nguyen Thé, P. Maupu, B. Gabrielle & E. Vial
Numerous international and French policies are nowadays promoting renewable energy sources such as biomass. Among possible sources (waste, forest, straw, etc.), dedicated energy crops such as Short Rotation Coppice (SRC) are being studied. Grown on agricultural lands, they enable the production of a well qualified biomass under easy harvestable conditions and give the opportunity to reduce possible competition with other forest resource utilizations. Beside technical, social and economical aspects, environmental issues are now important to...