Using LCA to quantify the environmental performance of an industrial symbiosis network: Application in the Biofuels Industry
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It is generally assumed that industrial symbiosis creates economic and environmental benefits for all firms involved, though few quantifications have been produced. The environmental performance of an industrial symbiosis network will be quantified using an approach from previous literature. Additionally, the benefits provided by exchanges have partitioned to firms taking part in the industrial symbiosis network, which may have implications for tax incentives, marketing, expansion and environmental awareness. The current industrial symbiosis network has been found to have benefits compared to reference scenarios produced. However, methodological choices, such as the choice of reference scenario and allocation methods may significantly influence the results of the environmental performance.
Industrial symbiosis, life cycle assessment, by-product, integration, environmental performance
Environmental Sciences Environmental Engineering Renewable Bioenergy Research Bioenergy
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-90229OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-90229DiVA: diva2:612429