Life Cycle Analysis

Life Cycle Analysis
July 26-28, 2011
Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center

Topics/Program (click on links to access presentations)

July 26th
8:30  Sign in, coffee
9:00  Welcome and Introductions
9:15     Life Cycle Assessment for Bioenergy
10:15 Break
10:30  Comparison of LCAs Between Using Forest-based Wood and Natural Gas for Industrial Heating
11:15 Carbon and Nitrous Oxide in LCA
12:00 Lunch
13:15 Hands on LCA Analysis Tutorial - PSU LCA Team
15:00 Break
15:15 Hands on LCA Analysis Tutorial Continued - PSU LCA Team
17:00 Close Dinner on your own
July 27th
9:00    LCA Databases and Software
9:45  Technoeconomic Analysis and Life Cycle Cost
10:30 Break
10:45  Life Cycle Assessment and Winter Cropping Systems
11:30 Sensitivity Analysis and Validation
12:15 Lunch
13:30 Hands on LCA Analysis Tutorial - PSU LCA Team
15:00 Break
15:00 Avoiding Pitfalls in LCA - Speaker Panel
15:00 Close

About the Event

Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) is THE method for analyzing bioenergy projects as to their environmental benefits and consequences throughout their lifetime.  LCA is a key component to project planning and is the primary tool for comparing different bioenergy projects and options. 

Join us for this important and valuable 2-day short course that combines presentations and discussions on the role and importance of Bioenergy LCA with hands-on training in conducting LCA for a bioenergy project.  Networking and Q&A sessions will also be an important component of the course, allowing participants to share insights and ask questions related to their particular interests.  The hands-on training will utilize SimaPro Life Cycle Analysis software, and will introduce participants to the skills and techniques of carrying out LCA.  



Speakers for this short course include internationally recognized researchers and outstanding speakers in Bioenergy LCA as well as producers of leading LCA software tools.  Several speakers will give examples of LCA projects they have recently conducted for bioenergy projects in the region. 

The current list of speakers includes:


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