Life cycle energy and carbon footprint assessments: agricultural and food products

Chen, Guangnan and Maraseni, Tek and Yang, Zhou (2010) Life cycle energy and carbon footprint assessments: agricultural and food products. In: Encyclopedia of energy engineering and technology. Taylor & Francis, London, United Kingdom, pp. 1-5. ISBN 978-0-8493-3653-9

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This entry presents an overview of methods for calculating the life cycle energy and carbon footprints of different agricultural and food products. The direct energy input, indirect (embodied) energy use, and other associated greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture are evaluated.


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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Original work published 2007; this article first published April 2010. Permanent restricted access to paper due to publisher copyright restrictions. Print copy not held in USQ Library.
Depositing User: Dr Guangnan Chen
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date Deposited: 04 May 2010 07:49
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2014 03:23
Uncontrolled Keywords: carbon footprint; product life cycles; agricultural and food products; energy inputs
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0701 Agriculture, Land and Farm Management > 070108 Sustainable Agricultural Development
05 Environmental Sciences > 0503 Soil Sciences > 050301 Carbon Sequestration Science
05 Environmental Sciences > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050206 Environmental Monitoring
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): D Environment > 96 Environment > 9606 Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation > 960603 Environmental Lifecycle Assessment
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1081/E-EEE-120045699
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/7900

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