The value of manure - Manure as co-product in life cycle assessment

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dc.contributor.author Leip, Adrian
dc.contributor.author Ledgard, Stewart
dc.contributor.author Uwizeye, Aimable
dc.contributor.author Palhares, Julio C.P.
dc.contributor.author Fernanda Aller, M.
dc.contributor.author Amon, Barbara
dc.contributor.author Binder, Michael
dc.contributor.author Cordovil, Claudia M.d.S.
dc.contributor.author De Camillis, Camillo
dc.contributor.author Dong, Hongming
dc.contributor.author Fusi, Alessandra
dc.contributor.author Helin, Janne
dc.contributor.author Hörtenhuber, Stefan
dc.contributor.author Hristov, Alexander N.
dc.contributor.author Koelsch, Richard
dc.contributor.author Liu, Chunjiang
dc.contributor.author Masso, Cargele
dc.contributor.author Nkongolo, Nsalambi V.
dc.contributor.author Wang, Ying
dc.date.accessioned 2019-07-03T15:44:53Z
dc.date.available 2019-07-03T15:44:53Z
dc.date.issued 2019-04-19
dc.identifier.citation Leip A, Ledgard S, Uwizeye A, Palhares JC, Aller MF, Amon B, Binder M, Cordovil CM, De Camillis C, Dong H, Fusi A, Helin J, Hörtenhuber S, Hristov AN, Koelsch R, Liu C, Masso C, Nkongolo NV, Patra AK, Redding MR, Rufino MC, Sakrabani R, Thoma G, Vertès F and Wang Y., The value of manure - Manure as co-product in life cycle assessment, Journal of Environmental Management, Volume 241, Issue July, pp. 293-304. en_UK
dc.identifier.issn 0301-4797
dc.identifier.uri https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.03.059
dc.identifier.uri http://dspace.lib.cranfield.ac.uk/handle/1826/14290
dc.description.abstract Livestock production is important for food security, nutrition, and landscape maintenance, but it is associated with several environmental impacts. To assess the risk and benefits arising from livestock production, transparent and robust indicators are required, such as those offered by life cycle assessment. A central question in such approaches is how environmental burden is allocated to livestock products and to manure that is re-used for agricultural production. To incentivize sustainable use of manure, it should be considered as a co-product as long as it is not disposed of, or wasted, or applied in excess of crop nutrient needs, in which case it should be treated as a waste. This paper proposes a theoretical approach to define nutrient requirements based on nutrient response curves to economic and physical optima and a pragmatic approach based on crop nutrient yield adjusted for nutrient losses to atmosphere and water. Allocation of environmental burden to manure and other livestock products is then based on the nutrient value from manure for crop production using the price of fertilizer nutrients. We illustrate and discuss the proposed method with two case studies. en_UK
dc.language.iso en en_UK
dc.publisher Elsevier en_UK
dc.rights © Cranfield University, 2015. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without the written permission of the copyright holder.
dc.rights Attribution 4.0 International *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ *
dc.subject Life cycle assessment en_UK
dc.subject Livestock supply chains en_UK
dc.subject Nutrients en_UK
dc.subject Fertilizer en_UK
dc.subject Allocation en_UK
dc.subject Manure en_UK
dc.title The value of manure - Manure as co-product in life cycle assessment en_UK
dc.type Article en_UK


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