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Oil Palm Farming Chain

  • Lucia Recchia
  • Paolo Boncinelli
  • Enrico Cini
  • Marco Vieri
  • Francesco Garbati Pegna
  • Daniele Sarri
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Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)

Abstract

This chapter presents an example of Multicriteria analysis (MCA) application and consequent life cycle assessment (LCA). The methodologies are applied to a case in which a number of possibilities must be evaluated for installing an oil palm plantation. The example is not based on a real case but on a hypothetical one in order to show a wider range of variables. The subsequent steps are presented and discussed throughout following some realistic assumptions and a framework is suggested to the reader in order to allow him to adapt it to specific cases and needs. MCA and LCA results are discussed and compared on a methodological point of view.

Keywords

Life Cycle Assessment Field Operation Empty Fruit Bunch Consequent Life Cycle Assessment Life Cycle Assessment Tool 
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© Springer-Verlag London Limited 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lucia Recchia
    • 1
  • Paolo Boncinelli
    • 1
  • Enrico Cini
    • 1
  • Marco Vieri
    • 1
  • Francesco Garbati Pegna
    • 1
  • Daniele Sarri
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Economia, Ingegneria, Scienze e Technologie, Agrarie e Forestali (D.E.I.S.T.A.F.)Università degli Studi FirenzeFlorenceItaly

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