Wheat interchanges in Europe: transport optimization reduces emissions
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Numerous Life Cycle Analysis of bread pointed out that wheat production and transportation have important impacts on the environment. But wheat is grown all around the world and it is not always consumed where it is produced. In this paper an analysis of the wheat movements around Europe is done, taking special attention on the Spanish situation. An optimization of wheat exchanges is done eliminating the import-export overlapping. This optimization entails a reduction of the number of trips by 34% and the CO2 emissions reduction due to transportation is calculated to be 121.175 tones. Consequently less trips, fewer trucks, less traffic and lower emissions that brings economic, social and environmental benefits.
CitationCanals, L., Amante, B. Wheat interchanges in Europe: transport optimization reduces emissions. "Transportation research. Part D, transport and environment", Desembre 2015, vol. 41, p. 416-422.
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