Life Cycle Assessment of Large-Scale Energy Crops Co-Fired Power Plants. Influence of the Feedstocks Procurement and Transformation Conditions

M. Gómez Palmero, J. Royo Herrer, F. Sebastián Nogués, D. Maraver De Lemus & D. García-Galindo
Electricity generation has to overcome different restrictions including fossil fuels rising price, lack of security on the supply, increasing energy demand and environmental concerns. The economic situation worldwide has increased austerity behavior among all sectors, including the energy sector, where large investments required to develop new technologies are less likely. Co-firing technology combines taking advantage of a renewable energy source with a very well-known technology, uses already existing infrastructure and allows to achieving important environmental...