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Record number 409127
Title LevensCyclusAnalyse (LCA) pilot mineralenconcentraten = Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) mineral concentrates pilot
Author(s) Vries, J.W. de; Hoeksma, P.; Groenestein, C.M.
Source Lelystad : Wageningen UR Livestock Research (Rapport / Wageningen UR Livestock Research 480) - 61
Department(s) LR - Backoffice
Animal Production Systems
Livestock Research
WIAS
Publication type Research report
Publication year 2011
Keyword(s) mestverwerking - levenscyclusanalyse - milieueffect - kunstmeststoffen - emissie - fijn stof - concentraten - intensieve veehouderij - drijfmest - manure treatment - life cycle assessment - environmental impact - fertilizers - emission - particulate matter - concentrates - intensive livestock farming - slurries
Categories Manure treatment / Environmental Impact Reporting
Abstract This study assessed the change in the environmental impact of producing and using the end products, including mineral concentrate, from several pilot facilities as mineral fertilizer and substrate for anaerobic digestion. The LCA methodology was applied to assess the environmental consequences of four pig and dairy cattle slurry scenario’s. The scenarios were compared to a reference. Results showed that no mineral fertilizer was replaced in the scenarios. Without anaerobic digestion, no change in the environmental performance was observed for fattening pig slurry. Digestion reduced greenhouse gas emissions and fossil energy use. The sensitivity analysis showed higher ammonia and particulate matter emissions in all scenarios when processing more manure than only a surplus.
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