08 August 2018

Dubravka Skunca visited ASA, IIASA

Dubravka Skunca from Union-Nikola Tesla University, Belgrade, Serbia visited the Advanced Systems Analysis program and gave a talk on "Future GHG emissions of the chicken meat chain" on 7 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.


Dubravka Skunca is Life Cycle Assessment and Scientific Committee leader for the European Commission Horizon 2020 BBI GreenProtein project. Dr. Skunca is professor of Industrial Management with research experience from London School of Economics, Sorbonne University and Columbia University and mentor for master and PhD thesis, as well as author of over 40 publications and papers in high ranked journals with Science Citation Index (SCI). Dr. Skunca has won Ministry of Education award “Svetosavska nagrada”, highest educational award in the Republic of Serbia.


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