Forestry and Wood Product LCA and Footprinting Studies

Completed 2016
Massey University, Scion Research

PhD student Stefania Pizzirani recently completed her PhD on "Analysing New Forestry Value Chains With Māori Landowners: A Life Cycle Sustainability Perspective." Her groundbreaking research developed a method for...

Ongoing
SCION, AUT

We are investigating ways to include social metrics in housing and construction product LCA studies and footprinting declarations.

Completed June 2012
SCION, Solid wood Initiative, NZ Wood

Complete a LCA of the exemplar house to identify opportunities to develop the value proposition of wood products.

Completed June 2011
SCION

A life cycle assessment study was carried out: to provide data for an initial comparison of a fishbox (type M0077) made out of expanded polystyrene or expanded polylactic acid, to evaluate the greenhouse gas hotspots and the supply chain of...

Ongoing
SCION

The water footprint of a potential wood to ethanol supply chain.  This includes a detailed analysis of a novel method to make ethanol.

Completed June 2010
SCION

Different water footprint methodologies were applied to case studies of forest products to evaluate the methodologies and formulate a method to include these in the LCM team’s capabilities.

Ongoing
SCION

Background research on technology developments that may facilitate marginal land expansion

Ongoing
SCION

LCA studies that focus on product and operational comparisons that may increase the value of lignin.

Completed August 2010
SCION

A detailed review and validation of data used in the ‘default GHG footprint of NZ forestry’ study carried out by SCION in 2008.

Completed May 2010
SCION

A GHG footprint of three sawn timber products in a typical NZ landfill, focusing on data gaps and methodological issues.

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