Life cycle assessment (LCA) of potato production

Zbigniew Kowalczyk

Abstract

The paper analyses the detailed structure of the environmental footprint of technologies used for potato production on plantations covering areas of various sizes. The research was conducted for potato cultivation in Lesser Poland. In order to determine the environmental impact with the LCA method, the SimaPro application was used, ver. 8.1.0.60. The "cradle-to-gate" approach was adopted, taking into account the type of technological practices, as well as machines, duration of their operation, number of seed potatoes, fertilisers, pesticides, used fuel and water. The final results were referred to the area of cultivation (1 ha). It was, for instance, found that one of the greatest impact factors of potato cultivation affecting the natural environment is the use of seed potatoes and relatively high consumption of diesel.
Author Zbigniew Kowalczyk (FoPaPE / IoAEaI)
Zbigniew Kowalczyk,,
- Institute of Agricultural Engineering and Informatics
Journal seriesE3S Web of Conferences, [Environment, energy and earth sciences web of conferences], ISSN 2267-1242, (0 pkt)
Issue year2019
Vol132
Pages1-6
Publication size in sheets0.5
Article number02003
ConferenceXXII International Scientific Conference POLSITA 2019 “Progress of mechanical engineering supported by information technology” , 19-11-2019 - 20-11-2019, Czajowice, Polska
DOIDOI:10.1051/e3sconf/201913202003
URL https://www.e3s-conferences.org/articles/e3sconf/pdf/2019/58/e3sconf_polsita2019_02003.pdf
Languageen angielski
LicenseJournal (articles only); author's original; Uznanie Autorstwa (CC-BY); after publication
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