Consequential life cycle inventory modelling of land use induced by crop consumption

Publication: ResearchPh.D. thesis – Annual report year: 2008

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Consequential life cycle inventory modelling of land use induced by crop consumption. / Kløverpris, Jesper Hedal; Wenzel, Henrik (Supervisor); Nielsen, Jens (Supervisor); Hauschild, Michael Zwicky (Supervisor).

Kgs. Lyngby : DTU Management, 2008. 183 p. (PhD thesis; No. 4.2010).

Publication: ResearchPh.D. thesis – Annual report year: 2008

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Kløverpris, Jesper Hedal; Wenzel, Henrik (Supervisor); Nielsen, Jens (Supervisor); Hauschild, Michael Zwicky (Supervisor) / Consequential life cycle inventory modelling of land use induced by crop consumption.

Kgs. Lyngby : DTU Management, 2008. 183 p. (PhD thesis; No. 4.2010).

Publication: ResearchPh.D. thesis – Annual report year: 2008

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