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LCA of Soybean Meal

Dalgaard, Randi; Schmidt, Jannick; Halberg, Niels; Christensen, Per; Thrane, Mikkel and Pengue, Walter A. (2007) LCA of Soybean Meal. International Journal of LCA, 15, pp. 1-15.

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Soybean meal is an important protein input to the European livestock production, with Argentina being an important supplier. The area cultivated with soybeans is still increasing globally, and so are the number of LCAs where the production of soybean meal forms part of the product chain. In recent years there has been increasing focus on how soybean production affects the environment. The purpose of the study was to estimate the environmental consequences of soybean meal consumption using a consequential LCA approach. The functional unit is 'one kg of soybean meal produced in Argentina and delivered to Rotterdam Harbor.


EPrint Type:Journal paper
Keywords:Agriculture; consequential LCA; soybean meal; system expansion
Subjects: Farming Systems > Farm nutrient management
Research affiliation: Denmark > AU - Aarhus University > AU, DJF - Faculty of Agricultural Sciences
Deposited By: Kirkegaard, Lene/LKI
ID Code:13023
Deposited On:29 Jan 2008
Last Modified:25 Jun 2014 09:30
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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