LCA of Oilseed Rape Production for Energy Purposes: Sensitivity Analysis

L. Pari, N. Palmieri, M.B. Forleo, A. Suardi & D. Coaloa
After the introduction of the EU mandated sugar reform, several plans for the conversion of the sugar¬beet industry into different agro-energetic chains were undertaken across the Italian national territory. Among these, the Rape-industry is considered one of the most strategic cultures to be used for biofuel production. Studies carried out on the conversion of existing production chains into agro-energetic ones highlighted the importance to focus on economic and environmental sustainability for changing the land use....