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Harmonized Life Cycle Assessment Guidelines for geothermal installations

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These recommendations result from the combination of the national workshop’s feedback and the experience gathered during the application of the LCA guidelines to six case studies of the partner countries (D3.3.). In summary, while the current version of the guidelines is already regarded as very useful to help the application of LCA to deep geothermal systems, a future version of the guidelines could provide more information on or rephrase (1) the prioritisation of the impact categories, (2) the allocation method, (3) the system boundaries, and (4) the consideration of direct emissions.

This report is still a draft and has to be reviewed by the European Commission.

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