Local/Regional Environmental Impacts of (Solid) Biofuels - Evaluation of Certification Scheme Indicators

M.A. Meyer & J.A. Priess
To a large extent, environmental sustainability of biofuel production systems is determined with life­cycle assessments, corresponding to the processing steps of supply chains considering environmental effects such as greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions or air pollutants. However, local/regional environmental impacts require additional site­specific and flexible options for the assessment of environmental and other aspects of sustainability such as criteria and indicators (C&I) on water use or biodiversity in bioenergy certification schemes. Against the background of the...