planting, sugarcane, UPR, ecoinvent 3.6, Undefined

Categories:
ISIC4 categories:
A:Agriculture, forestry and fishing/01:Crop and animal production, hunting and related service activities/016:Support activities to agriculture and post-harvest crop activities/0161:Support activities for crop production
Location:
BR - Brazil
Reference year: 2012 - 2014
Description

Location: BR - Brazil
This dataset represents the sugarcane planting operation in one hectare (ha). The mechanized planting is performed with billet cane. Activity comprises the furrow oppening, billets and fertiliser applicatin, and furrow closing. Functional Unit (FU) is one hectare of sugarcane planting. The operation time is about 1.21 hours per ha (48.0% of this time is actually worked, discounting time for maintenance, waiting in the field and re-allocations between the plots).
Undefined unit processes (UPRs) are the unlinked, multi-product activity datasets that form the basis for all of the system models available in the ecoinvent database. This is the way the datasets are obtained and entered into the database by the data providers. These activity datasets are useful for investigating the environmental impacts of a specific activity (gate-to-gate), without regard to its upstream or downstream impacts.

Technology

This activity is performed with a tractor (power 180 hp; weight 7477 kg) plus a planter implement of two lines (weight 7700 kg). Life spam of this tractor is considered as 13500 operating hours and of the implement as 8000 operating hours. Machinery used, fuel consumption and operation efficiencies were based on data from sugarcane mills in Brazil, expert's informations and unpublished data.

Process type
Unit
Supported nomenclature
ecoinvent 3.6
LCI modeling approach
Before modeling
Multifunctional modeling
NONE
Format
ECOSPOLD2
Aggregation type
NOT_APPLICABLE
Data provider
ecoinvent
Review status
External
Cost
For sale
License

ecoinvent EULA

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