Scope of System for Analysis

Patricia Thornley*

*Corresponding author for this work

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This chapter recaps the purpose of life cycle assessment as a tool to assess bioenergy system greenhouse gas balances. It emphasises the importance of goal and scope consideration and definition in any LCA study and shows how that may translate to application of different system scopes and methods. Key issues to consider for bioenergy LCAs are introduced, e.g. whether or not to include land-use change, and there is a general introduction to where the reader can find relevant information and data in the rest of the book.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGreenhouse Gas Balances of Bioenergy Systems
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9780128094587
ISBN (Print)9780081010365
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 1 Dec 2017


  • Goal
  • Scope definition
  • Systems analysis


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