Use of National Data for Energy and GHG Emissions Balance for Sugarcane Ethanol Produced In Brazil

C. Da Silva, L. Ko & J.E.A. Seabra
Because of the lack of a Brazilian database, international life cycle inventories for chemicals and fuels have been used in the evaluation of ethanol life cycle emissions. Furthermore, the benefits of ethanol have also been estimated through comparisons against international parameters for gasoline. Since the greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions and energy consumption associated to the use of diesel and fertilizers represent a significant portion of the total emissions in the production chain of the sugarcane...