Critical Analysis of Field Data Versus LCA Results for GHG Saving Assessment through LCA of Sunflower Biodiesel Chain in Italy

D. Chiaramonti, L. Recchia & R. Nistri
Based on experimental and literature agricultural data, and focusing only on the impact category “GHG emissions”, the present work aimed at studying the LCA as well as the Directive methodology applied to the sunflower biodiesel chain in 4 different Italian Regions (Veneto, Emilia Romagna, Toscana and Umbria) and analysed 16 different scenarios developed by combining maximum and minimum conditions in terms of field inputs and yields. The impact of the inputs data on LCA results...