- The ETI will invest £178,000 in a seven month Carbon Life Cycle Assessment Evidence Analysis project in its Bioenergy Programme
- The project will review existing life cycles assessment studies to compile reliable data sources for assessments upon UK relevant bioenergy feedstocks
- Renewable and sustainable energy consultancy North Energy Associates (NEA) will lead the project, working with Forest Research and the National Non-Food Crops Centre (NNFCC)
The ETI has appointed North Energy Associates (NEA) to lead a new Carbon Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Evidence Analysis project in its Bioenergy Programme.
Sheffield based NEA are a low carbon energy consultancy who specialise in conducting LCAs, particularly relating to bioenergy, biofuels, biochemicals and biomaterials. They will work with partners Forest Research and the NNFCC on the seven month project which will see the ETIinvest £178,000.
LCAs are used to understand the greenhouse gas emissions associated with bioenergy from across the supply chain, from feedstock production to energy production. Several different methodologies can be used in LCAs and this new ETI project will assess the strengths and weaknesses associated with applying these methodologies to bioenergy value chains.
It will also review sources of data for LCAs and produce a compendium of the best and most reliable data across different UK-relevant bioenergy feedstocks and value chains. This compendium will form the basis of a series of carbon balance calculations across a range of bioenergy value chains so that emissions from different feedstocks can be compared.