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Quantification of spatially differentiated resource footprints for products and services through a macro-economic and thermodynamic approach

Sofie Huysman (UGent) , Thomas Schaubroeck (UGent) and Jo Dewulf (UGent)
(2014) ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY. 48(16). p.9709-9716
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Although natural resources form the basis of our economy, they are not always used in a sustainable way. To achieve a more sustainable economic growth, resource consumption needs to be measured. Therefore, resource footprint frameworks (RFF) are being developed. To easily provide results, these RFF integrate inventory methodologies, at macrolevel mostly input-output (IO) models, with resource accounting methodologies, of which the Ecological Footprint is probably the best known one. The objective of this work is the development of a new RFF, in which a world IO-model (Exiobase), providing a global perspective, is integrated with the CEENE methodology (Cumulative Exergy Extraction from the Natural Environment), offering a more complete resource range: fossil fuels, metals, minerals, nuclear resources, water resources, land resources, abiotic renewable resources, and atmospheric resources. This RFF, called IO-CEENE, allows one to calculate resource footprints for products or services consumed in different countries as the exergy extracted from nature. The way the framework is constructed makes it possible to show which resources and countries contribute to the total footprint. This was illustrated by a case study, presenting the benefits of the framework’s worldwide perspective. Additionally, a softwarefile is provided to easily calculate results.
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SYSTEM, DATABASE, IMPACT, LIFE-CYCLE ASSESSMENT, UNITED-STATES, EXERGY, INPUT, CONSUMPTION, AQUACULTURE, INDICATORS

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Huysman, Sofie, Thomas Schaubroeck, and Jo Dewulf. “Quantification of Spatially Differentiated Resource Footprints for Products and Services Through a Macro-economic and Thermodynamic Approach.” ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY 48.16 (2014): 9709–9716. Print.
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Huysman, Sofie, Schaubroeck, T., & Dewulf, J. (2014). Quantification of spatially differentiated resource footprints for products and services through a macro-economic and thermodynamic approach. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, 48(16), 9709–9716.
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Huysman, Sofie, Thomas Schaubroeck, and Jo Dewulf. 2014. “Quantification of Spatially Differentiated Resource Footprints for Products and Services Through a Macro-economic and Thermodynamic Approach.” Environmental Science & Technology 48 (16): 9709–9716.
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Huysman, Sofie, Thomas Schaubroeck, and Jo Dewulf. 2014. “Quantification of Spatially Differentiated Resource Footprints for Products and Services Through a Macro-economic and Thermodynamic Approach.” Environmental Science & Technology 48 (16): 9709–9716.
Vancouver
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Huysman S, Schaubroeck T, Dewulf J. Quantification of spatially differentiated resource footprints for products and services through a macro-economic and thermodynamic approach. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY. 2014;48(16):9709–16.
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S. Huysman, T. Schaubroeck, and J. Dewulf, “Quantification of spatially differentiated resource footprints for products and services through a macro-economic and thermodynamic approach,” ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, vol. 48, no. 16, pp. 9709–9716, 2014.
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