Life Cycle Assessment ( LCA ) in Forestry – State and Perspectives

  title={Life Cycle Assessment ( LCA ) in Forestry – State and Perspectives},
  author={Hans Rudolf Heinimann},
Nacrtak Environmentally sound technologies are a key to reduce resource use and environmental impact. The paper reviews the state of knowledge of an analysis tool, life cycle assessment (LCA), by addressing three issues: 1) methodological foundations of LCA, 2) lifecycle inven­ tory modeling, and 3) environmental performance indicators for wood supply systems. The study results in the following findings: 1) LCA is still not widely used and accepted in the forest operations engineering. 2) Only… CONTINUE READING

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