Customised life cycle assessment tool for sugarcane (CaneLCA)-a development in the evaluation of alternative agricultural practices

Renouf, Marguerite A. and Poggio, Mark and Collier, Alison and Price, Nicole and Schroeder, Bernard L. and Allsopp, Peter G. (2018) Customised life cycle assessment tool for sugarcane (CaneLCA)-a development in the evaluation of alternative agricultural practices. International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, 23 (11). pp. 2150-2164. ISSN 0948-3349


Abstract

To promote eco-efficient sugarcane products, there is a need for life cycle assessment (LCA) methods that enable rapid assessment of the environmental implications of alternative agricultural practices. In response, a customised LCA method for sugarcane growing was developed and operationalized in the CaneLCA tool. The aim of the paper was to describe the CaneLCA method in detail and to test the effectiveness of the tool’s parameterisation for evaluating the environmental implications of cane growing practice alternatives.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Advanced Engineering and Space Sciences - Centre for Agricultural Engineering (1 Aug 2018 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Advanced Engineering and Space Sciences - Centre for Agricultural Engineering (1 Aug 2018 -)
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2019 04:24
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2020 01:19
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sugarcane; Life cycle assessment; Agricultural systems; Eco-efficiency; Environmental impact; Parameterisation; Perennial crops; Streamlined LCA; Sustainable agriculture
Fields of Research (2008): 07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0703 Crop and Pasture Production > 070399 Crop and Pasture Production not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1007/s11367-018-1442-z
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/36477

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