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Life cycle assessments of oil palm products

Code: 9781838794903
Cécile Bessou, CIRAD, France; Heinz Stichnothe, Thünen Institute of Agricultural Technology, Germany; Amir F. N. Abdul-Manan, Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia; and Shabbir Gheewala, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand

Chapter synopsis: It is crucial to adapt models and tools that enable the identification of best oil palm cultivation practices in order to contribute to reduce the environmental impacts of agriculture. Oil palm causes impact on the environment both during cultivation and as a result of land use change for new plantations. This chapter describes the principles and modelling steps of LCA. It then reviews the results from published LCA and GHG assessments on palm oil products. Finally, it discusses the information yielded by existing studies on the environmental impacts of palm oil and outlines remaining challenges regarding LCA development and applications for palm oil products.

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Table of contents 1 Introduction 2 LCA principles and methodology 3 Results of LCA applied to oil palm products 4 Challenges in building LCA of oil palm products 5 Oil palm LCA improvement tracks 6 Conclusion 7 Where to look for further information 8 References
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