•Energy balance and GHG savings of a straw-to-electricity value chain were determined.•An “expanded” LCA was performed, from farm field to electricity delivery.•Both direct and indirect factors of land use change have been considered in the analysis.•No-tillage and crop rotation significantly improved the system performance.•A win–win, sustainable solution for the energy use of straw has been identified.
Applied Energy – Elsevier
Published: Sep 15, 2015
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