Screening Life Cycle Analysis of a Willow Bioenergy Plantation in Southern Ontario.
This screening life cycle analysis study was conducted as an internal study for researchers at the University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario. The goal of the study was to identify environmental impacts and hot spots in the life cycle of a willow plantation, as well as to identify data gaps so that research could be conducted to provide better data on willow plantation activities for future life cycle assessments. The data presented have not been independently validated or verified and the results of the study should be viewed as preliminary, to be used only for guiding future research and understanding where the major environmental impacts occur in the life cycle of willow plantations. It should not be compared to other studies.