Lifecycle Assessment of Biogas Plants in Consideration of Regional Specifics within Lower Saxony (Germany)

M. Schmehl, M. Hesse & J. Geldermann
As electricity supply by biogas plants may contribute to a reduction of CO2 emission but is also in discussion concerning acceptance and mono-cultures, the assessment of the environmental aspects of specific biogas plants in the regional context is an important issue. Therefore, a project has been initiated to carry out a life cycle assessment of specific biogas plants integrated in four regions of Lower Saxony in Germany. The chosen regions represent four typical agricultural sectors:...