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Environmental impacts of urban hydroponics in Europe: a case study in Lyon

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Environmental impacts of urban hydroponics in Europe: a case study in Lyon. / Romeo, Daina; Vea, Eldbjørg Blikra; Thomsen, Marianne.

In: Procedia CIRP, 30.04.2018, p. 540-545.

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Romeo, Daina ; Vea, Eldbjørg Blikra ; Thomsen, Marianne. / Environmental impacts of urban hydroponics in Europe: a case study in Lyon. In: Procedia CIRP. 2018 ; pp. 540-545.

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title = "Environmental impacts of urban hydroponics in Europe: a case study in Lyon",
abstract = "The food provisioning of European cities depends on the global food supply system. However, both economic crises, environmental pressureand climate change effects represent a risk for food chain stability. Urban agriculture (UA) increases the self-sufficiency and resiliency of citiesand is able to deliver positive environmental and social benefits. However, its efficacy depends on several variables, including the type of UAand the geographical location of the city. This paper analyses ReFarmers{\textquoteright} pilot farm, a vertical high-yield hydroponic croft located in the urbanarea of Lyon, France, from a life cycle perspective. The results show that the hydroponic farm performs better than cultivations in heatedgreenhouses, and similarly to conventional open field farms. Moreover, the source of the electricity input is a determinant factor that, if carbonneutral (e.g. wind energy) allows vertical hydroponic production to outperform the two conventional types of agriculture.",
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TY - JOUR

T1 - Environmental impacts of urban hydroponics in Europe: a case study in Lyon

AU - Romeo, Daina

AU - Vea, Eldbjørg Blikra

AU - Thomsen, Marianne

N1 - Conference code: 25

PY - 2018/4/30

Y1 - 2018/4/30

N2 - The food provisioning of European cities depends on the global food supply system. However, both economic crises, environmental pressureand climate change effects represent a risk for food chain stability. Urban agriculture (UA) increases the self-sufficiency and resiliency of citiesand is able to deliver positive environmental and social benefits. However, its efficacy depends on several variables, including the type of UAand the geographical location of the city. This paper analyses ReFarmers’ pilot farm, a vertical high-yield hydroponic croft located in the urbanarea of Lyon, France, from a life cycle perspective. The results show that the hydroponic farm performs better than cultivations in heatedgreenhouses, and similarly to conventional open field farms. Moreover, the source of the electricity input is a determinant factor that, if carbonneutral (e.g. wind energy) allows vertical hydroponic production to outperform the two conventional types of agriculture.

AB - The food provisioning of European cities depends on the global food supply system. However, both economic crises, environmental pressureand climate change effects represent a risk for food chain stability. Urban agriculture (UA) increases the self-sufficiency and resiliency of citiesand is able to deliver positive environmental and social benefits. However, its efficacy depends on several variables, including the type of UAand the geographical location of the city. This paper analyses ReFarmers’ pilot farm, a vertical high-yield hydroponic croft located in the urbanarea of Lyon, France, from a life cycle perspective. The results show that the hydroponic farm performs better than cultivations in heatedgreenhouses, and similarly to conventional open field farms. Moreover, the source of the electricity input is a determinant factor that, if carbonneutral (e.g. wind energy) allows vertical hydroponic production to outperform the two conventional types of agriculture.

KW - LCA

KW - hydroponics

KW - Urban Agriculture

KW - CBIO

KW - urban agriculture

KW - Hydroponic growth

KW - LCA

KW - life cycle assessment

UR - https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S221282711730820X

U2 - 10.1016/j.procir.2017.11.048

DO - 10.1016/j.procir.2017.11.048

M3 - Journal article

SP - 540

EP - 545

JO - Procedia CIRP

JF - Procedia CIRP

SN - 2212-8271

Y2 - 30 April 2018 through 1 May 2018

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