How much CO2 does the production of a cutlet generate? What wheat-cultivation system is the most environmentally friendly? Our research projects provide answers to questions such as these.
Our research projects deal with environmental assessment in the following spheres:
- Plant-production systems
- Animal-production systems
- Food processing
- Energy production from biomass
- Evaluations of entire farms
The variety and complexity of agricultural production systems means that a multitude of data must be gathered and processed. In order to answer concrete questions, we create life-cycle assessments based on these data for products, processes and systems. For instance, we investigate how production, transport and processing in the meat-production sector affect the environment, and how these environmental impacts vary from one animal housing system to another.