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Cradle-to-gate life-cycle assessment of redwood lumber in the United States

Year:

2020

Publication type:

Research Paper (RP)

Primary Station(s):

Forest Products Laboratory

Source:

Res. Pap. FPL-RP-706. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory: 1-39.

Description

Global demand for renewable and sustainable materials such as wood products is growing. To support this growth, a scientific approach is necessary to illustrate the environmental benefits of wood products. This report contains a detailed cradle-to-gate life-cycle assessment method including data collection, development of life-cycle inventory, and life-cycle impact assessment for production of redwood lumber in the United States. The results illustrated that redwood lumber production has a very low carbon footprint (37.97 kg CO2e/m3 of lumber) and stores about 18 times more carbon compared with its cradle-togate carbon footprint.

Citation

Sahoo, Kamalakanta; Bergman, RIchard. 2020. Cradle-to-gate life-cycle assessment of redwood lumber in the United States. Res. Pap. FPL-RP-706. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory: 1-39.

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https://www.fs.usda.gov/treesearch/pubs/61588