Life Cycle Assessment of Woody Biomass Management Options

Staff: Lee, C.M. ; Erickson, P. ; Lazarus, M. ; Gordon Smith; Ecofor LLC
Date: 2009-2010
Client/Funder: Olympic Region Clean Air Agency (ORCAA)

Research Area(s): Climate Mitigation Policy

Description: SEI worked with the Olympic Region Clean Air Agency (ORCAA) to comprehensively analyze and quantify life-cycle air emissions of different options for using or disposing of woody biomass generated from forest management and land clearing operations in the Pacific Northwest. SEI developed a report and spreadsheet decision-making support tool to allow managers to balance multiple objectives, including air quality and GHG emission reductions, when selecting and approving options for woody biomass management.

Related Publication(s):
Greenhouse Gas and Air Pollutant Emissions of Alternatives for Woody Biomass Residues