Developing a spreadsheet model for the calculation of the emissions from ILUC as a result of biofuel production
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This text is an explanatory note to the spreadsheet model for the calculation of the emissions from indirect land use change (ILUC) as a result of biofuel production. The following text explains the scope of the study, the operation of the spreadsheet model and provides an indicative scenario as example in regards with the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions potential as a result of ILUC from biofuel production. This study intends to give an easy to use, early-stage tool for the calculation of the indirect CO2 emissions associated with biofuel production. The main issue concerning this study is that the emissions associated with biofuel production and use should take into account the indirect release of CO2 into the atmosphere arising from the conversion of land to biofuel production and the consecutive displacement of the original activity elsewhere.
Added on 2 June 2009
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