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EfS Opening Lecture "CARBON FOOTPRINTING: CONCEPTS, APPROACHES AND PROBLEMS" | 06.11.2015

Publication date: 30-10-2015 13:38

11:30am, Auditorium of the Department of Mechanical Engineering

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Professor Roland Clift CBE FREng

Prof. Roland Clift 

Emeritus Professor, Centre for Environmental Strategy, University of Surrey, UK

Emeritus Professor of Environmental Technology and founding Director of the Centre for Environmental Strategy at the University of Surrey; previously Head of the Department of Chemical and Process Engineering at the University of Surrey; Visiting Professor in Environmental System Analysis at Chalmers University, Göteborg, Sweden; Adjunct Professor in Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada; past President and Executive Director of the International Society for Industrial Ecology; past member of the UK Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution, Ecolabelling Board and Science Advisory Council of the Department of the Environment, food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA). Prof. Clift’s research is concerned with system approaches to environmental management and industrial ecology, including life cycle assessment and energy systems.


CARBON FOOTPRINTING: CONCEPTS, APPROACHES AND PROBLEMS

1. Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions

                1.1  Concept of Life Cycle Assessment

                1.2  Greenhouse gases and greenhouse warming potential

2.  Application to energy use

                2.1  Energy conversion

                2.2  Fuel production and processing

                2.3  Transport

                2.4  Fugitive emissions

                2.4  Bioenergy

3.  System definition

                3.1  Time boundaries

                3.2  Reference systems:  attributional and consequential analyses

4.  Time effects

                4.1  Lashof and Moura-Costa approaches

                4.2  Biofuels

                4.3  Infrastructure:  embedded and operating emissions