Green Electricity from Biomass - Evaluation of Environmental Impacts of Different Biomass Conversion Technologies for Electricity Generation by Means of Life Cycle Assessment

S. Siegl, M. Laaber & P. Holubar
The presented study analyzes the whole process chain of electricity generation from biomass in Austria by means of life cycle assessment. It concludes that the introduction of almost all investigated plant types leads to emission-savings in the impact categories GWP, ADP, ODP, TAETP and MAETP. Concerning AP, EP, POCP and LUC results depend on the conversion technology. In the impact categories HTP and FAETP emissions remain even after the consideration of indirect environmental impacts arising...