LIFE CYCLE ANALYSIS
Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is a tool for analyzing and assessing the environmental impacts of a material, product, process, system or service throughout its entire life cycle i.e from ‘cradle to grave’. Generally, a whole life cycle includes raw material extraction, processing, transportation, manufacturing, distribution, use, reuse, maintenance, recycling and waste disposal. Our research is focused on studying the carbon footprints of generating biofuels from multiple lignocellulosic biomass species using various conversion platforms. Our research is also focused both on the process and product based bioenergy systems.
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