Allocation in LCA of Wood-based Products

Jungmeier, Gerfried; Werner, Frank; Jarnehammar, Anna; Hohenthal, Catharina; Richter, Klaus
May 2006
International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment;May2006, Vol. 11 Issue 3, p182
Academic Journal
The article discusses the life cycle assessment (LCA) of wood-based products. The author points out that consistent methodological procedures are required to correctly address the twofold nature of wood as a material and fuel, the multi-functional wood processing generating more large quantities of co-products and reprocessing of paper and wood. Numerous processes in LCA of wood-based products are identified, where allocation questions can occur including forestry, sawmill, wood industry, pulp and paper industry, and particle board industry.


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