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BIOENERGY FOR EUROPE: WHICH ONES FIT BEST?

BIOENERGY FOR EUROPE: WHICH ONES FIT BEST?

7 Annex 7.1 Country

7 Annex 7.1 Country specific life cycle comparisons In the following subchapters the results for each individual country are presented. Each country investigated a specific selection of biofuels as explained in Chapter 2.1. The representatives of each respective country were responsible for the results of their own country. As explained in Chapter 3.5, two different methods of result presentation and interpretation were used, and with regard to this issue the responsibility was also that of the country representatives. For those countries using normalisation (see Chapter 3.4.4) the presentation is similar to that of the European results, for those using the LCIA units, a different format was chosen. Brief summaries of the country specific results are given in Chapter 4.3. Table 7-1 Biofuels investigated by each participating country Biofuel Austria Denmark France Germany Greece Italy Netherlands Switzerland Cultivated solid biofuels Triticale X X X X X Willow X X X X Miscanthus X X X X X Cultivated liquid biofuels Rape seed (RME) X X X X X X Sunflower (SME) X X X X Sugar beet (ETBE) X X X X Biofuels from residues Trad. firewood X X X X Wheat straw X X X X X X Biogas X X X X X X X Novel production line Hemp X Further assessments in favour of or against the biofuels (or fossil fuels) besides those which are given in this chapter cannot be carried out on a scientific basis, because for this purpose subjective value judgements regarding the individual environmental categories are required which differ from person to person. Thus decision makers, political institutions, etc. are encouraged to carry out their own assessment on the basis of the results presented here, and – very importantly – to express their priorities by which they carry out the assessment. The category biodiversity and soil quality is not included in the graphs of the following sections since they are extremely difficult to quantify. For further information on the result presentation, the parameters used and sensitivity analysis see Chapter 3. EU

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