08 August 2018
Future GHG emissions of the chicken meat chain
The objective of the research is to estimate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions related to the chicken meat chain, covering five subsystems: ‘chicken farm’, ‘slaughterhouse’, ‘meat processing plant’, ‘retail’ and ‘household use’. Feed production and energy usage in all subsystems were identified as the largest contributors to the environmental profile in my previous research concerning life cycle assessment (LCA) of the chicken meat chain. This study assessed the environmental performance of 119 different farms, slaughterhouses, meat processors and retailers, as well as 500 households from a cradle-to-grave perspective. Farms had the same average score of CO2 emissions as the other 4 subsystems together. Research will propose mitigation options for optimization of future GHG emissions of the chicken meat chain.
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