The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) are supporting the ALCAS Conference by offering Sustainable Development (SD) CPD points to participants...
GBCA Sustainable Development CPD points on offer at ALCAS conference
December 10, 2018
Find out how you can improve the adoption of sustainable supply chains to ensure best practice materials are being used in this masterclass developed...
GBCA Holds Responsible Products and Materials Masterclass
February 28, 2018
If you are an LCA Professional with an interest in working overseas, this job may be for you. Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg Sweden...
LCA Professional Needed in Sweden
April 1, 2019
Energy from waste on a national scale? Life cycle research says its possible
October 15, 2019
A UCLA study found that harnessing energy from waste could potentially produce large amounts of renewable energy and cut greenhouse gas emissions. The LCA backed study identified that employing all available wastes in the United States is enough to create bioenergy amounting to 3.1 to 3.8 exajoules of renewable energy. Although the percentage is in the single digits, this still signifies an enormous amount of energy - enough to power upward of 82 million American homes.
The aim of the research was to determine how waste can be turned into various sources of bioenergy through life cycle assessment, looking at different variations of biomass, all falling in four broad categories of agricultural residue, landfill waste, forestry and animal manure, drawing upon the fields of industrial ecology and energy economics.