The Impact of Energy Crop Cultivation in LCA of Transportation Biofuels - Findings of the Bioenergy Network of Excellence (NoE)

G. Jungmeier, G. Benoît, S. Soimakallio, C. Bessou, T. Mäkinen & P. Peck
The increase usage of biofuels in transportation sector is the driving factor for the development of advanced processes to produce biofuels to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and fossil energy use in the transportation sector. The energy crops for these transportation biofuels are cultivated in agriculture applying conventional agricultural production methods, which are associated with environmental effects, e.g. N2O-emisisons, fossil energy use. So the agricultural cultivation of energy crops significantly determines the overall environmental effects of...