Please login first
Miguel Brandao   Dr.  Post Doctoral Researcher 
Timeline See timeline
Miguel Brandao published an article in April 2019.
Top co-authors
Roland Clift

139 shared publications

Centre for Environment and Sustainability, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH, UK

Llorenç Milà I Canals

23 shared publications

United Nations Environment Programme, Paris, France

Lauren Basson

4 shared publications

University of Surrey, Surrey, UK

Ruedi Muller-Wenk

2 shared publications

HSG-IWOE

37
Publications
5
Reads
1
Download
436
Citations
Publication Record
Distribution of Articles published per year 
(2006 - 2019)
Total number of journals
published in
 
15
 
Publications See all
Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Environmental impacts and limitations of third‐generation biobutanol: Life cycle assessment of n ‐butanol produced by ge... Astrid Nilsson, Kiyan Shabestary, Miguel Brandão, Elton P. H... Published: 01 April 2019
Journal of Industrial Ecology, doi: 10.1111/jiec.12843
DOI See at publisher website
Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Life cycle assessment of recirculating aquaculture systems: A case of Atlantic salmon farming in China Xingqiang Song, Ying Liu, Johan Berg Pettersen, Miguel Brand... Published: 01 April 2019
Journal of Industrial Ecology, doi: 10.1111/jiec.12845
DOI See at publisher website
Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Quantifying the climate change effects of bioenergy systems: Comparison of 15 impact assessment methods Miguel Brandão, Miko U. F. Kirschbaum, Annette L. Cowie, Sus... Published: 23 January 2019
GCB Bioenergy, doi: 10.1111/gcbb.12593
DOI See at publisher website ABS Show/hide abstract
Ongoing concern over climate change has led to interest in replacing fossil energy with bioenergy. There are different approaches to quantitatively estimate the climate change effects of bioenergy systems. In the present work, we have focused on a range of published impact‐assessment methods that vary due to conceptual differences in the treatment of biogenic carbon fluxes, the type of climate change impacts they address, and differences in time horizon and time preference. Specifically, this paper reviews fifteen different methods and apply these to three hypothetical bioenergy case studies: 1) woody biomass grown on previously forested land; 2) woody biomass grown on previous pasture land; and 3) annual energy crop grown on previously cropped land. Our analysis shows that the choice of method can have an important influence on the quantification of climate change effects of bioenergy, particularly when a mature forest is converted to bioenergy use as it involves a substantial reduction in biomass carbon stocks. Results are more uniform in the other case studies. In general, results are more sensitive to specific impact‐assessment methods when they involve both emissions and removals at different points in time, such as for forest bioenergy, but has a much smaller influence on agricultural bioenergy systems grown on land previously used for pasture or annual cropping. The development of effective policies for climate change mitigation through renewable energy use requires consistent and accurate approaches to identification of bioenergy systems that can result in climate‐change mitigation. The use of different methods for the same purpose: estimating the climate‐change effects of bioenergy systems, can lead to confusing and contradictory conclusions. A full interpretation of the results generated with different methods must be based on an understanding that the different methods focus on different aspects of climate change and represent different time preferences. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
BOOK-CHAPTER 0 Reads 0 Citations List of contributors Tony Amis, Masoud Babaei, Subhamoy Bhattacharya, Miguel Bran... Published: 01 January 2019
Managing Global Warming, doi: 10.1016/b978-0-12-814104-5.09990-7
DOI See at publisher website
BOOK-CHAPTER 3 Reads 0 Citations Quantifying the climate effects of forest-based bioenergy Annette L. Cowie, Miguel Brandão, Sampo Soimakallio Published: 01 January 2019
Managing Global Warming, doi: 10.1016/b978-0-12-814104-5.00013-2
DOI See at publisher website
Article 0 Reads 9 Citations Quantifying the climate effects of bioenergy – Choice of reference system Kati Koponen, Sampo Soimakallio, Keith L. Kline, Annette Cow... Published: 01 January 2018
Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, doi: 10.1016/j.rser.2017.05.292
DOI See at publisher website
Top