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Dynamisation of Life Cycle Assessment Through the Integration of Energy System Modelling to Assess Alternative Fuels

  • Simon PichlmaierEmail author
  • Anika Regett
  • Stephan Kigle
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Part of the Sustainable Production, Life Cycle Engineering and Management book series (SPLCEM)

Abstract

As greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions need to be reduced in order to limit the effects of climate change, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) provides an internationally recognized framework to evaluate the environmental impact of energy supply and application technologies. However, standard LCA approaches are unable to depict the high dynamics of the future energy system. High shares of renewable energies and more variable loads intensify these dynamics according to a wide range of energy system scenarios. Therefore, a dynamisation and modularisation of the classic LCA approach is proposed in order to easily integrate the simulated electricity generation from energy system models on an hourly basis as well as future energy technologies. A special focus is put on Power-to-X (PtX) technologies in the transport sector due to its potential in deep decarbonisation scenarios.

Keywords

Energy system modelling Life cycle assessment (LCA) Dynamic LCA Power-to-X Alternative fuels 

Notes

Acknowledgements

This work was performed within the project BEniVer, which is funded by the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy on the basis of a resolution of the German Bundestag under the funding reference 03EIV116C.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Forschungsstelle Für Energiewirtschaft e.V. (FfE)MunichGermany

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