EASETECH Energy: Life Cycle Assessment of current and future Danish power systems

Roberto Turconi, Anders Damgaard, Valentina Bisinella, Thomas Fruergaard Astrup

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    Abstract

    A new life cycle assessment (LCA) model software has been developed by DTU Environment, to facilitate detailed LCA of energy technologies. The model, EASETECH Energy, is dedicated to the specific technologies needed to assess energy production and energy systems and provides an unprecedented flexibility with respect to LCA modeling of these technologies. To illustrate the functionality of the model, preliminary results from a LCA of the Danish power system in 2010 as well as two future scenarios for 2030 are presented. In addition to providing a general overview of the environmental profile of a renewable based power system, specific focus is placed on the typical challenges encountered when performing an LCA of a power system. Further, the key characteristics of EASETECH Energy that can expedite the set-up of multiple scenarios and enhance transparency in the modelling are explained.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication date2013
    Number of pages7
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    Event8th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems (SDEWES 2013) - Dubrovnik, Croatia
    Duration: 22 Sept 201327 Sept 2013
    Conference number: 8
    http://www.dubrovnik2013.sdewes.org/

    Conference

    Conference8th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems (SDEWES 2013)
    Number8
    Country/TerritoryCroatia
    CityDubrovnik
    Period22/09/201327/09/2013
    Internet address

    Keywords

    • Life cycle assessment
    • LCA
    • Energy system
    • Environmental impacts
    • EASETECH
    • Bioenergy
    • Biomass to energy

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