Straw-to-soil or straw-to-energy? An optimal trade off in a long term sustainability perspective

Straw-to-soil or straw-to-energy? An optimal trade off in a long term sustainability perspective •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. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Applied Energy Elsevier

Straw-to-soil or straw-to-energy? An optimal trade off in a long term sustainability perspective

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Elsevier
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Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd
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0306-2619
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10.1016/j.apenergy.2015.04.108
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Abstract

•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.

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Applied EnergyElsevier

Published: Sep 15, 2015

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