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2017

Papers in international periodicals with scientific refereeing

Caldeira, C., Freire, F., Olivetti, E., Kirchain, R. (2017). “Fatty Acid based prediction models for biodiesel properties incorporating compositional uncertainty”. Fuel, vol. 196C, pp. 13-20  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fuel.2017.01.074.

 

Castanheira, É.G., Freire, F. (2016). "Environmental life-cycle assessment of biodiesel produced with palm oil from Colombia", The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11367-016-1097-6 (in press)

 

Cruz, L., Ferreira, J.P., Barata, E. Freire, F. (2017). “Greening transportation and parking at University of Coimbra”. International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, vol. 18 (1), pp. 23-38. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/IJSHE-04-2015-0069.

 

C. Ferreira, J. Ribeiro, S. Almada, F. Freire, Environmental Assessment of Ammunition: the Importance of a Life-Cycle Approach, Propellants, Explosives and Pyrotechnics 42(1), 2017, 44-53. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/prep.201600158

 

Figueiredo, F., Castanheira, É.G., Freire, F. (2017). “Life-cycle assessment of irrigated and rainfed sunflower addressing uncertainty and land use change scenarios”. Journal of Cleaner Production, vol. 140 (2), pp. 436–444. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.06.151

 

Garcia, R., Freire, F., Clift, R. (2017). “Effects on greenhouse gas emissions of introducing electric vehicles into an electricity system with large storage capacity.” Journal of Industrial Ecology (accepted for publication).

 

Rodrigues, C.; Freire, F. (2016) “Environmental Impact Trade-offs in Building Envelope Retrofit Strategies”. The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment pp. 1–14. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11367-016-1064-2 (in press)

 

Rodrigues, C., Freire, F. (2017). “Building retrofit addressing occupancy: an integrated cost and environmental life-cycle analysis.” Energy and Buildings (accepted for publication) http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2017.01.084

 

Rosa, D., Figueiredo, F., Castanheira E.G., Freire, F. (2017). “Life-cycle assessment of fresh and frozen chestnut”. Journal of Cleaner Production, vol. 140 (2), pp. 742–752. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.04.064

 

 

Published book chapters

 

Figueiredo, F., Garcia, R., Castanheira, E., Malça, J., Freire, F., Brandão, M., Frank, E.D., Eng, A.G., Cowie, A., Laurens L.M.L. (2017). Sustainability and Life-cycle Analysis of Algal Biomass Cultivation Processes. In: Laurens L.M.L. (Coordinating Author), State of Technology Review – Algae Bioenergy. An IEA Bioenergy Inter-Task Strategic Project.

http://www.ieabioenergy.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/IEA-Bioenergy-Algae-report-update-20170114.pdf

 

 

Theses

 

PhD theses

Carla Caldeira (2017). “Optimization of feedstock blends to improve biodiesel cost effectiveness and manage environmental impacts”. PhD Thesis in Sustainable Energy Systems. Supervisors Prof. Fausto Freire and Prof. Luís Dias. University of Coimbra, Portugal.

 

 

Papers in conference proceedings

 

Safaei, A., Freire, F., Antunes, C.H. (2017). “Upstream greenhouse gas emissions of natural gas consumed in Portugal”. Energy for Sustainability 2017 – Designing Cities & Communities for the Future, February 8-10, Funchal, Portugal.

 

 

Oral Communications (for oral communications with a conference paper, see “Papers in conference proceedings”)

 

Bastos, J., Marques, P., Batterman, S., Freire, F. (2017) “Comparative life-cycle assessment of transportation modes for commuting in Lisbon”. Energy for Sustainability 2017 – Designing cities & communities for the future, University of Coimbra, February 8-10, Funchal, Portugal.

 

Caldeira, C., Swei, O., Dias, L., Freire, F., Olivetti, E., Kirchain, R. (2017). “An optimization approach to increase biodiesel cost effectiveness, addressing compositional and price uncertainty”. Energy for Sustainability 2017 – Designing Cities & Communities for the Future, February 8-10, Funchal, Portugal.

 

Rodrigues, C., Kirchain, R., Freire, F., Gregory, J. (2017). “Environmental and cost life-cycle assessment of building retrofits: a streamlined approach”. Energy for Sustainability 2017 – Designing Cities & Communities for the Future, February 8-10, Funchal, Portugal.

 

Tavares, V., Freire, F. (2017). “Life-cycle energy and greenhouse gas analysis of a modular house”. Energy for Sustainability 2017 – Designing Cities & Communities for the Future, February 8-10, Funchal, Portugal.

 

 

Posters

 

Bastos, J., Marques, P., Batterman, S., Freire, F. (2017) "Comparative life-cycle assessment of urban road transport in Lisbon, Portugal. 17th National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy and the Environment - Integrating environment and health, National Council for Science and Environment, January 24-26, Washington D.C., USA.

 

Bastos, J., Batterman, S., Freire, F. (2017) "Exploring the linkages between environmental impacts and urban form: a life-cycle approach". Michigan University-wide Sustainability and Environment (MUSE) conference and workshop, February 9-10, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA.

 

Tavares, V., Freire, F. (2017). “Eco-design of prefabricated houses”. X EfS Meeting, Students and Companies, 13th January 2017, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal.

 

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2016

Papers in international periodicals with scientific refereeing

Bastos, J., Batterman, S., Freire F. (2016). "Significance of mobility in the life-cycle assessment of buildings". Building Research and Information, vol. 44 (4), pp. 376-393. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09613218.2016.1097407

 

Caldeira, C., Queirós, J., Noshadravan, A., Freire, F. (2016). “Incorporating uncertainty in the Life Cycle Assessment of biodiesel from Waste Cooking Oil addressing different collection systems”. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, vol. 112, pp. 83-92. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.resconrec.2016.05.005

 

Carvalho, A., Antunes, C., Freire, F., Henriques, C. (2016). “A multi-objective interactive approach to assess economic-energy-environment trade-offs in Brazil", Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, vol. 54, pp. 1429-1442. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2015.10.064

Carvalho, A., Antunes, C., Freire, F. (2016). “Economic-energy-environment analysis of prospective sugarcane bioethanol production in Brazil". Applied Energy, vol. 181 (1), pp. 514–526. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2016.07.122

Dias, L., Passeira, C., Malça, J., Freire, F. (2016). Integrating Life-Cycle Assessment and Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis to compare alternative biodiesel chains”. Annals of Operations Research http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10479-016-2329-7 (in press)

 

Ferreira C., Ribeiro J., Almada S., Traian Rotariu T., Freire F. (2016). “Reducing impacts from ammunitions: A comparative life-cycle assessment of four types of 9mm ammunitions”. Science of the Total Environment, vol. 566-567, pp. 34-40. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.05.005

 

Garcia, R., Freire, F. (2016). Marginal life-cycle greenhouse gas emissions of electricity generation in Portugal and implications for electric vehicles. Resources, vol. 5 (4), 41. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/resources5040041

 

Monteiro, H., Fernández, J. E., Freire, F. (2016). Comparative life-cycle energy analysis of a new and an existing house: the significance of occupant’s habits, building systems and embodied energy”. Sustainable Cities and Society, vol. 26, pp. 507-518. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scs.2016.06.002

 

Saadatian, S., Freire, F., Simões, N. (2016). “Comparative Life-Cycle Analysis of Insulation Materials in A Dwelling, Addressing Alternative Heating Systems and Life Spans”. Journal of Clean Energy Technology, Vol.4(6): 462-465. http://dx.doi.org/10.18178/JOCET.2016.4.6.333

 

 

Theses

 

PhD theses

 

Ariovaldo L. Carvalho (2016). “A hybrid Input-Output multi-objective model to assess economic-energy-environment trade-offs: an application to Brazil and prospective sugarcane bioethanol technologies”. PhD Thesis in Sustainable Energy Systems. Supervisors Prof. Carlos H Antunes and Prof. Fausto Freire. University of Coimbra, Portugal.

 

Rita Pinheiro Garcia (2016). “Dynamic Fleet-Based Life-Cycle Assessment: Addressing Environmental Consequences of the Introduction of Electric Vehicles in Portugal”. PhD Thesis in Sustainable Energy Systems. Supervisor Prof. Fausto Freire. University of Coimbra, Portugal.

 

Ronaldo Costa. “Quantificação das emissões de GEE para veículos de coleta de resíduos domiciliares abastecidos com GNV e diesel-B5 utilizando ACV”. PhD Thesis in Engineering and Technology of Materials-PGETEMA. Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Carlos Alexandre dos Santos (Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul - PUCRS), Prof. Dr. Marcus Seferin (PUCRS) and Prof. Dr. Fausto Freire (UC).

 

 

Environmental Engineering Integrated Master Theses

 

Gonçalo Felgueiras (2016). “Avaliação de Ciclo de Vida de Sistemas Alternativos para Transporte Urbano e Suburbano em Coimbra”. Environmental Engineering Integrated Master Thesis. Supervisors Prof. Fausto Freire and Pedro Marques. Grade: 18 (out of 20). University of Coimbra, Portugal.

 

Noela Pina (2016). “Avaliação do Ciclo de Vida de uma casa flutuante”. Environmental Engineering Integrated Master Thesis. Supervisors Prof. Fausto Freire and Prof. Fernando S. Santos. Grade: 17 (out of 20). University of Coimbra, Portugal.

 

 

Papers in conference proceedings

 

Du, C.; Kulay, L.; Freire, F.; Dias, L. (2016). "Environmental Sustainability and Impacts on Public Health of Bioethanol in Brazil". 22nd International Sustainable Development Research Society Conference, July 13-15, Lisbon, Portugal.

 

Garcia, R., Marques, P., Freire, F. (2016). “Avaliação de ciclo de vida da geração de eletricidade em Portugal incluindo variabilidade temporal”. V Congresso Brasileiro em Gestão do Ciclo de Vida, September 19-22, Fortaleza, Brazil.

Tavares, V., Lacerda, N., Freire, F. (2016). "Energy and greenhouse gas assessment of a Prefabricated modular house: “MOBY” ", CINCOS’16 - Congress of Innovation on Sustainable Construction 2016, Lisboa.

 

Invited talks

 

Castanheira, É.G. (2016). Avaliação Ambiental de Biocombustíveis: uma abordagem de ciclo de vida. XIX ENEB | Encontro Nacional de Estudantes de Biologia. 18-22 de março, Coimbra.

 

Castanheira, É.G., Freire, F. (2016). Instrumentos de Comunicação e Avaliação do Desempenho Ambiental. Sessão “O impacte ambiental de produtos e a competitividade e valor das marcas”. 26 de janeiro, Figueira da Foz.

 

Castanheira, É.G., Freire, F. (2016). Avaliação de Ciclo de Vida - Ferramenta de gestão e comunicação do desempenho ambiental. I SEMINÁRIO DE GESTÃO AMBIENTAL, Associação Empresarial de Penafiel, 6 junho 2016. Organização: Alunos do CTeSP de Gestão da Qualidade, Ambiente e Segurança da Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão – Instituto Politécnico do Porto.

 

Freire, F., Marques, P., Garcia, R. (2016). “Avaliação ambiental de Ciclo de Vida (ACV) da eletricidade em Portugal”. Seminário “Economia Circular: Eliminar o Desperdício; Criar Novas Oportunidades”, 19 de março, Porto de Mós.

 

Freire, F., Marques, P., Garcia, R. (2016). “Avaliação ambiental de Ciclo de Vida (ACV): 1- Introdução à ACV; 2-ACV da eletricidade em Portugal”. V Encontro Nacional de Estudantes de Engenharia Mecânica (V ENEEM), 19 de março, Coimbra.

 

Freire F. (2016). Insights from the Center for Industrial Ecology to support sustainable Bioeconomy strategies. BioEcon Workshop “BIOECONOMY IN AGRICULTURE” Institute of Soil Science and Plant Cultivation, Pulawy, Poland, 22 June 2016.

 

Freire F. (2016). Investigação desenvolvida pela FCTUC em matéria de Biocombustíveis - Centro para a Ecologia Industrial. Workshop “Desenvolvimento de Biocombustíveis mais Sustentáveis”. Coimbra, 28 de Junho de 2016.

 

Malça J, Rosa D, Freire F (2016). Ecodesign: introdução e aplicação a componentes automóveis. Sessão “O impacte ambiental de produtos e a competitividade e valor das marcas”. 26 de janeiro, Figueira da Foz.

 

Malça J, Rosa D, Freire F (2016). Ecodesign e comunicação ambiental na Indústria Automóvel. Sessão “Ecodesign na CIE Plasfil: casos práticos e competitividade”. 26 de janeiro, Figueira da Foz.

 

Malça J, Freire F (2016). Biofuels for Transportation. Course “Renewable Energy Systems”, Doutoramento em Sistemas Sustentáveis de Energia do programa MIT-Portugal. 18 de março, Universidade de Coimbra.

 

 

Oral Communications (for oral communications with a conference paper, see “Papers in conference proceedings”)

 

Bastos, J.; Marques, P.; Batterman, S.; Freire, F. (2016). “Life-cycle assessment of urban transportation modes”. CEM2016 – Mechanical Engineering Conference, June 1-3, Porto, Portugal.

 

Caldeira, C., Olivetti, E., Kirchain, R., Dias, L., Freire, F. (2016) “A life-cycle multi-objective model to assess the use of secondary material in biodiesel production.” Gordon Research Seminar on Industrial Ecology June 18 - 19, Stowe, United States.

 

Caldeira, C., Quinteiro, P., Castanheira, E.G., Boulay, A-M., Dias, A.C, Arroja, L., Freire, F. (2016) “Water footprint profile of virgin and waste cooking oils: assessing freshwater degradation and comparing the WSI and the AWARE methods to address scarcity impacts” SETAC Europe 22nd LCA Case Study Symposium, September 20-22 Montpellier, France

 

Castanheira, É.G., Figueiredo, F., Freire, F. (2016). “Life-cycle assessment of olive oil addressing alternative production systems: how to deal with olive pomace valorization?”. Life Cycle Assessment and Other Assessment Tools for Waste Management and Resource Optimization - An ECI Conference. June 5-10, Cetraro (Calabria), Italy.

 

Castanheira, É.G. (2016). Life-cycle sustainability assessment of Mediterranean agri-food systems. ARIMNet2 Young Researchers Seminar, 30 May - 3 June 2016, Institut Agronomique Méditerranéen de Montpellier (IAMM), France.

 

Du, C.; Ugaya C.; Freire, F.; Dias, L.; Clift, R. (2016). "Identifying social impacts of sugarcane production in Brazil through content analysis and Social Hotspots Database". SLCA2016 - Social Life Cycle Assessment Annual Conference, June 13-15, Cambridge, MA, USA.

 

Ferreira, C., Freire, F., Ribeiro, J., Clift R. (2016). “Valorization of energetic material from ammunition in civil explosives”. Life Cycle Assessment and Other Assessment Tools for Waste Management and Resource Optimization - An ECI Conference. June 5-10, Cetraro (Calabria), Italy.

 

Garcia, R., Marques, P., Freire, F. (2016). “Temporal variability in the environmental life-cycle assessment of electricity in Portugal”. CEM2016 – Mechanical Engineering Conference, June 1-3, Porto, Portugal.

 

Malça J, Marques P, Serrano L, Castanheira EG, Garcia R, Freire, F (2016). Comparative Well-to-Wheels Assessment of Biodiesel and Fossil Diesel for Heavy Duty Transport in Latin America. CEM2016 – Mechanical Engineering Conference, June 1-3, Porto, Portugal.

 

Ribau, J. P., Silva, C.M. Bastos, J., Castanheira, É., Malça, J., Freire, F. (2016). Biodiesel production and use in the urban transport sector in Portugal. CEM2016 – Mechanical Engineering Conference, June 1-3, Porto, Portugal.

 

Posters

 

Bastos, J., Batterman, S., Freire, F. (2016). Linking urban design and sustainable development: an integrated life-cycle approach. MITPortugal Annual Conference - 10 years Engineering a better future, 30th June 2016, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal.

 

Bastos, J., Marques, P., Batterman, S., Freire, F. (2016). Comparative life-cycle assessment of urban road transport: Application to commuting in Portugal. UMTRI Transportation Safety Research Symposium, October 6, 2016, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA

 

Caldeira, C., Olivetti, E., Kirchain, R., Dias, L., Freire, F. (2016) A Life-cycle Multi-Objective Decision Tool to Incorporate Waste Cooking Oil in Biodiesel Production. Gordon Research Conference on Industrial Ecology June 19 - 24, Stowe, United States

 

Castanheira, É.G., Malça, J., Freire, F. (2016). “LCA of rapeseed oil in Portugal: endogenous vs. imported feedstock”. 10th International conference on Life Cycle Assessment of Food 2016. 19th – 21st October 2016, Dublin, Ireland.

 

 

Technical reports

 

Castanheira É. and Freire F. (2016). Avaliação de Ciclo de Vida das emissões de Gases com Efeito de Estufa da Produção de Biodiesel de Colza na Iberol. Relatório Específico (Confidencial) elaborado para a Iberol – Sociedade Ibérica de Biocombustíveis e Oleaginosas, S.A., no âmbito do protocolo de colaboração entre a APPB e a ADAI. Coimbra, abril de 2016.

 

Castanheira É. and Freire F. (2016). Avaliação de Ciclo de Vida das emissões de Gases com Efeito de Estufa da Produção de Biodiesel de Colza na Biovegetal. Relatório Específico (Confidencial) elaborado para a Biovegetal – Combustíveis Biológicos e Vegetais, S.A. - Grupo SGC, no âmbito do protocolo de colaboração entre a APPB e a ADAI. Coimbra, março de 2016.

 

Castanheira É. and Freire F. (2016). Avaliação de Ciclo de Vida das emissões de Gases com Efeito de Estufa da Produção de Biodiesel de Colza na Prio. Relatório Específico (Confidencial) elaborado para a Prio Biocombustíveis S.A. - Grupo Martifer, no âmbito do protocolo de colaboração entre a APPB e a ADAI. Coimbra, março de 2016.

 

Castanheira É. and Freire F. (2016). Avaliação de Ciclo de Vida das emissões de Gases com Efeito de Estufa da Produção de Biodiesel de Colza na Sovena. Relatório Específico (Confidencial) elaborado para a Sovena Oilseeds Portugal, S.A. -Grupo Nutrinveste, no âmbito do protocolo de colaboração entre a APPB e a ADAI. Coimbra, março de 2016.

 

Castanheira É. and Freire F. (2016). Avaliação de Ciclo de Vida das emissões de Gases com Efeito de Estufa da Produção de Biodiesel de Colza na Torrejana. Relatório Específico (Confidencial) elaborado para a Fábrica Torrejana de Biocombustíveis, S.A., no âmbito do protocolo de colaboração entre a APPB e a ADAI. Coimbra, março de 2016.

 

 

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2015

Papers in international periodicals with scientific refereeing

Batista, T., Freire, F, Silva, C. (2015). “Vehicle environmental rating methodologies: overview and application to light-duty vehicles”. Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, vol. 45, pp. 192-206. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2015.01.040

 

Caldeira, C., Queirós, J., Freire, F. (2015). “Biodiesel from Waste Cooking Oils in Portugal: alternative collection systems”. Waste and Biomass Valorization, vol. 6 (5), pp. 771-779. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12649-015-9386-z

 

Carvalho, A., Antunes, C., Freire, F., Henriques, C. (2015). “A hybrid input-output multi-objective model to assess economic-energy-environment trade-offs in Brazil”. Energy, vol. 82, pp. 769-785. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2015.01.089

 

Castanheira, É., Grisoli, R., Coelho, S., Silva, G.A., Freire, F. (2015). “Life-cycle assessment of soybean-based biodiesel in Europe: comparing grain, oil and biodiesel import from Brazil”. Journal of Cleaner Production, vol. 102, pp. 188-201. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2015.04.036

 

Chowdhury, R., Freire, F. (2015). "Bioenergy production from algae using dairy manure as a nutrient source: Life cycle energy and greenhouse gas emission analysis". Applied Energy, vol. 154 (15), pp. 1112–1121, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2015.05.045.

 

Domingues, A.R., Marques, P., Garcia, R., Freire, F., Dias, L. (2015). "Applying Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis to the Life-Cycle Assessment of Vehicles". Journal of Cleaner Production, vol. 107, pp. 749-759, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2015.05.086.

 

Ferreira, C., Freire, F., Ribeiro, J. (2015). “Life-Cycle Assessment of a civil explosive”. Journal of Cleaner Production, vol. 89, pp. 159-164. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2014.11.027

 

Garcia, R., Gregory, J., Freire, F. (2015). “Dynamic fleet-based life-cycle greenhouse gas assessment of the introduction of electric vehicles in the Portuguese light-duty fleet”. The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, vol. 20 (9), pp 1287-1299.http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11367-015-0921-8

 

Noshadravan, A., Cheah, L., Roth, R., Freire, F., Dias, L., Gregory, J. (2015). “Stochastic comparative assessment of life-cycle greenhouse gas emissions from conventional and electric vehicles”. The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, vol. 20 (6), pp. 854-864. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11367-015-0866-y

 

Queirós, J., Malça, J., Freire, F. (2015). “Environmental Life-Cycle Assessment of Rapeseed Produced in Central Europe: Addressing Alternative Fertilization and Management Practices”. Journal of Cleaner Production, vol. 99, pp. 266-274. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2015.03.016

 

Safaei, A., Freire, F., Antunes, C. (2015). "Life-Cycle Greenhouse Gas assessment of Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas addressing uncertainty". Environmental Science & Technology, vol. 49, pp. 3949-3957. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/es505435j

 

Safaei, A., Freire, F., Antunes, C. (2015). "A life cycle multi-objective economic and environmental assessment of distributed generation in buildings". Energy Conversion and Management,

Vol. 97, pp. 420–427. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enconman.2015.03.048

 

Tadeu, S., Rodrigues, C., Tadeu, A., Freire, F., Simões, N. (2015). Energy retrofit of historic buildings: Environmental assessment of cost-optimal solutions”. Journal of Building Engineering, vol. 4, pp. 167–176. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jobe.2015.09.009

 

Theses  

Energy for Sustainability Master Theses

 

Vanessa Tavares. (2015). "Life-Cycle Energy and Greenhouse Gas Assessment of a modular PREFAB HOUSE". Energy for Sustainability Master Thesis. Supervisor Prof. Fausto Freire. Grade: 17 (out of 20.) University of Coimbra, Portugal.

 

 

Environmental Engineering Integrated Master Theses

 

Joana Gouveia. (2015). "Ecodesign of a vehicle armrest produced in CIE Plasfil: a Life Cycle approach". (In Portuguese: "Ecodesign de um apoio de braço para automóvel produzido na CIE Plasfil: uma abordagem de Ciclo de Vida"). Environmental Engineering Integrated Master Thesis. Supervisors Prof. Fausto Freire and Prof. João Malça. Grade: 18 (out of 20). University of Coimbra, Portugal.

 

Mariana Fernandes. (2015). “Life-cycle assessment of two automotive components produced in CIE Plasfil”. (In Portuguese: “Avaliação de Ciclo de Vida de dois componentes automóveis produzidos na CIE Plasfil”). Environmental Engineering Integrated Master Thesis. Supervisors Prof. Fausto Freire and Prof. João Malça. Grade: 16 (out of 20). University of Coimbra, Portugal.

 

Published/organized books or Editions

Figueiredo, F., Maia, F., Castanheira, É., Pereira, J.A., Ramalhosa, E., Ramos, A., Gonçalves, A., Rodrigues, F., Marques, P., Gomes, P., Peres, F., Carneiro, J., Ferreira, A., Andrade, L. P., Feliciano, M., Freire, F. (2015). “Ecoeficiência e EcoGestão no Setor do Azeite Uma Avaliação de Ciclo de Vida”. ISBN: 978-972-745-182-1. http://www.esa.ipb.pt/ecodeep/

Freire, F., Caldeira, C., Rodrigues, C., Castanheira, É.G., Bastos, J., Malça, J., Garcia, R. (2015). “Book of abstracts of the 2nd Discussion forum on industrial Ecology and life-cycle management”. 5-6 March, University of Coimbra, Portugal. ISBN: 978-989-99080-2-4

Published book chapters

Silva, Diogo A. L.; Ometto, Aldo R.; Garcia, Rita P.; Freire, Fausto M. C. S.; Varanda, Luciano D.; Christoforo, André L.  (2015). Life Cycle Assessment of Wood-Based Composites: State-Of-The-Art and Opportunities for Reducing Environmental Impacts. In: Francisco Antonio Rocco Lahr, Holmer Savastano Junior and Juliano Fiorelli (orgs.), Non-conventional building materials based on agro-industrial wastes (pp. 143-178), Bauru, SP: Tiliform. ISBN 978-85-69233-00-8.

Papers in national periodicals

Fausto Freire (2015). A Investigação no "Center for Industrial Ecology". Piston. Março 2015, pp 16-19. http://www2.dem.uc.pt/neemaac/piston_arch/mar15/index.html

 

Papers in conference proceedings

Bastos, B., Batterman, S., Freire, F., (2015). “Life-cycle assessment of a city apartment and a suburban house: addressing the issue of occupancy”. Energy for Sustainability 2015 – Designing for People and the Planet, May 14-15, Coimbra, Portugal.

Caldeira, C., Dias, L., Freire, F., Kremmydas, K., Rozakis, S. (2015). ”Allocating shadow prices in a multiobjective chance-constrained model for biodiesel blending”. Energy for Sustainability 2015 – Designing for People and the Planet, May 14-15, Coimbra, Portugal.

Castanheira, É.G., Coelho, S., Silva, G.A., Freire, F. (2015). “Environmental Life-Cycle Assessment of soybean biodiesel in Portugal: import grain, oil or biodiesel from Brazil?” CILCA 2015 - VI International Conference on Life Cycle Assessment in Latin America, July 13 to 16, Lima, Peru.

Castanheira, É.G., Freire, F. (2015). “Life-Cycle Assessment of biodiesel produced with palm oil from Colombia”. CILCA 2015 - VI International Conference on Life Cycle Assessment in Latin America, July 13 to 16, Lima, Peru.

Castanheira, É.G., Figueiredo, F., Malça, J., Freire, F. (2015). “Comparative LCA of sunflower, rapeseed and soybean oil”. EXPO 2015 conference, LCA for “Feeding the planet and energy for life”, 6-7 October, Milan, Italy.

Chongyang Du., Kulay, L., Freire, F., Dias, L. (2015). “Social sustainability of sugarcane production in brazil”. Energy for Sustainability 2015 – Designing for People and the Planet, May 14-15, Coimbra, Portugal.

Figueiredo, F., Garcia, R., Gonçalves, M., Castanheira, É., Malça, J., Oliveira, A., Matos, C., Freire, F. (2015). “Life-cycle assessment of microalgae biodiesel: a review”. Energy for Sustainability 2015 – Designing for People and the Planet, May 14-15, Coimbra, Portugal.

Figueiredo, F., Castanheira, É., Ferreira, A., Trindade, H., Freire, F. (2015). “Greenhouse gas assessment of wine produced in Portugal”. Energy for Sustainability 2015 – Designing for People and the Planet, May 14-15, Coimbra, Portugal.

Freire, F., Safaei, A., Rosa, D., Malça. J. (2015). “Review of ecodesign tools applied to transportation: the relevance of life-cycle thinking”. Proceedings of International Conference on Innovative Technologies (In-Tech 2015), pp. 381-385, September 9-11, Dubrovnik, Croatia.

Garcia, R., Gregory, J., Freire, F. (2015). “Life-cycle greenhouse gas emissions of displacing internal combustion engine vehicles by electric vehicles in the Portuguese passenger car fleet”. Energy for Sustainability 2015 – Designing for People and the Planet, May 14-15, Coimbra, Portugal.

Malça, J., Castanheira, É., Marques, P., Serrano, L., Freire, F. (2015). “Well-to-wheels environmental assessment of biodiesel used in heavy-duty vehicles”. Energy for Sustainability 2015 – Designing for People and the Planet, May 14-15, Coimbra, Portugal.

Malça, J., Castanheira, É., Marques, P., Serrano, L., Freire, F. (2015). "Life Cycle Assessment of RME and SME used in Heavy-Duty Transport". Proceedings of International Conference on Innovative Technologies (In-Tech 2015), pp. 318-321, September 9-11, Dubrovnik, Croatia.

Marques, P., Garcia, R., Freire, F. (2015). “Primary energy and greenhouse gas emission factors for electricity in Portugal”. Energy for Sustainability 2015 – Designing for People and the Planet, May 14-15, Coimbra, Portugal.

Marques, P., Garcia, R., Kulay, L., Freire, F. (2015). “Life-cycle assessment of electric vehicle batteries – LiMn2O4 versus LiFePO4”. Energy for Sustainability 2015 – Designing for People and the Planet, May 14-15, Coimbra, Portugal.

Monteiro, H., Freire, F., Fernandez, J. (2015). “Life-cycle energy analysis of a single family house: assessing alternative passive construction options”. Energy for Sustainability 2015 – Designing for People and the Planet, May 14-15, Coimbra, Portugal.

Queirós, J., Malça, J., Freire, F. (2015). “Greenhouse gas assessment of rapeseed-based biodiesel addressing uncertainty”. Energy for Sustainability 2015 – Designing for People and the Planet, May 14-15, Coimbra, Portugal.

Rodrigues, C., Freire, F. (2015). “Environmental Impact Trade-offs in Building Envelope Retrofit Strategies”. CILCA 2015 - VI International Conference on Life Cycle Assessment in Latin America, July 13 to 16, Lima, Peru.

 

Rosa, D., Figueiredo, F., Castanheira, É., Feliciano, M., Maia, F., Santos, J., Silva, A., Trindade, H., Freire, F. (2015). “Life-cycle greenhouse gas assessment of Portuguese chestnut”. Energy for Sustainability 2015 – Designing for People and the Planet, May 14-15, Coimbra, Portugal.

 

Rosa, D., Figueiredo, F., Castanheira, É., Freire, F. (2015). "Life-cycle assessment of chestnut produced in the north of Portugal". EXPO 2015 conference, LCA for “Feeding the planet and energy for life”, 6-7 October, Milan, Italy.

 

Rosa, D., Malça, J., Gouveia, J., Silva, P., Esteves, C., Tomé, G., Freire, F. (2015). An ecodesign tool for automobile plastic components: framework and application”. Proceedings of International Conference on Innovative Technologies (In-Tech 2015), pp. 365-368, September 9-11, Dubrovnik, Croatia.

Saadatian, S., Freire, F., and Simões, N. (2015). "Comparative life-cycle analysis of insulation materials in a dwelling, addressing alternative heating systems and life spans". 2015 International Conference on Renewable Energy and Bioenergy (ICREB 2015), June 26-29, Jupiter, Romania.

Safaei, A., Malça, J., Ferreira, C., Fernandes, M., Tomé, G., Esteves, C., Silva, P., Freire, F. (2015). “Greenhouse gas assessment of an automobile plastic component produced at CIE Plasfil”. Energy for Sustainability 2015 – Designing for People and the Planet, May 14-15, Coimbra, Portugal.

 

Oral Communications (for oral communications with a conference paper, see previous list)

Bastos, J., Batterman, S., Freire, F. (2015). “Integrating user transportation in the life-cycle assessment of buildings”. 2nd Discussion Forum on Industrial Ecology and Life-Cycle Management, 5-6 March, Coimbra, Portugal.

Caldeira, C., Dias, L., Freire, F., Olivetti, E., Kirchain, R. (2015). “Stochastic optimization for biodiesel blends using waste cooking oil”, ISIE 2015 – 8th Conference of the International Society for Industrial Ecology, July 7th to 10th, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK.

Caldeira, C., Dias, L., Freire, F., Olivetti, E., Kirchain, R. (2015). “Cost optimization of biodiesel blends of waste and virgin oil addressing feedstock compositional variability and life cycle impacts”. 2nd Discussion Forum on Industrial Ecology and Life-Cycle Management, 5-6 March, Coimbra, Portugal.

Castanheira, É.G., Coelho, S., Silva, G.A., Freire, F. (2015). “Import soya grain, oil or biodiesel from Brazil? Life-Cycle Assessment as an Environmental Decision Supporting tool”. Workshop on Assessment Methodologies – energy, mobility and other real world applications, June 19, Coimbra, Portugal

Chongyang Du, Kulay, L., Freire, F., Dias, L. (2015). “Environmental and social impacts of sugarcane production in São Paulo considering different harvesting systems”. 2nd Discussion Forum on Industrial Ecology and Life-Cycle Management, 5-6 March, Coimbra, Portugal.

Chowdhury, R., Freire, F. (2015). “Life cycle energy demand from algal biofuel generated from nutrients present in the Dairy waste”, ISIE 2015 – 8th Conference of the International Society for Industrial Ecology, July 7th to 10th, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK.

Dias, L., Passeira, C., Malça, J., Freire, F. (2015). "Integrating Life-Cycle Assessment and Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis: An Application to Biodiesel Alternative Chains". WAM 2015: Workshop on Assessment Methodologies – energy, mobility and other real world applications, 19 June, Coimbra, Portugal.

Dias, L., Passeira, C., Malça, J., Freire, F. (2015). "Integrating Life-Cycle Assessment and Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis to compare biodiesel alternative chains". EURO2015: 27th European Conference on Operational Research, 12-15 July, Glasgow, Scotland.

Ferreira, C., Freire, F., Ribeiro, J. (2015). ”Development of thresholds to assist the toxicological assessment”. 2nd Discussion Forum on Industrial Ecology and Life-Cycle Management, 5-6 March, Coimbra, Portugal.

Garcia, R., Gregory, J., Freire, F. (2015). “A dynamic fleet-based life-cycle approach to assess greenhouse gas emissions from electric vehicle adoption”. 2nd Discussion Forum on Industrial Ecology and Life-Cycle Management, 5-6 March, Coimbra, Portugal.

Garcia, R., Marques, P., Freire, F. (2015). “Life-cycle assessment of electricity in Portugal – attributional and consequential approaches”. WAM 2015: Workshop on Assessment Methodologies – energy, mobility and other real world applications, 19 June, Coimbra, Portugal.

Garcia, R., Marques, P., Freire, F. (2015). “LCA of battery electric vehicles - addressing temporal variability in the Portuguese electricity mix”. IEA Expert Workshop "LCA of Electric Vehicles - Current Status and Future Perspectives", 11 November, Vienna, Austria.

Malça, J., Queirós, J., Freire, F. (2015). “Addressing uncertainty in the life cycle assessment of biodiesel (RME)”. WAM 2015: Workshop on Assessment Methodologies – energy, mobility and other real world applications, 19 June, Coimbra, Portugal.

Monteiro, H., Freire, F., Fernández, J. (2015). “Life-cycle assessment of passive construction: strategies for a residential building”. 2nd Discussion Forum on Industrial Ecology and Life-Cycle Management, 5-6 March, Coimbra, Portugal.

Queirós, J., Malça, J., Freire, F. (2015). “Life cycle assessment (LCA) of rapeseed methyl ester (RME) addressing uncertainty”. 2nd Discussion Forum on Industrial Ecology and Life-Cycle Management, 5-6 March, Coimbra, Portugal.

 

Posters

Bastos, J., Batterman, S., Freire, F. (2015). “Integrating user transportation in the life-cycle assessment of buildings”, ISIE 2015 – 8th Conference of the International Society for Industrial Ecology, July 7th to 10th, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK.

Caldeira, C., Olivetti, E., Kirchain, R., Dias, L., Freire, F. (2015). “Stochastic multiobjective optimization for biodiesel blends using waste cooking oil”. LCM 2015 - 7th International Conference on Life Cycle Management, 30th August – 2nd September 2015, Bordeaux, France.

Chowdhury, R., Patel, S., Freire, F. (2015). “Variability in energy demand and greenhouse gas emission in algal biofuel production resulted from nutrient recycling”, ISIE 2015 – 8th Conference of the International Society for Industrial Ecology, July 7th to 10th, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK.

Chowdhury, R., Freire, F. (2015). “Water demand estimation of algal biofuel production with special emphasis on evaporative water losses estimation”, ISIE 2015 – 8th Conference of the International Society for Industrial Ecology, July 7th to 10th, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK.

Garcia, R., Figueiredo, F., Castanheira, É.G., Freire, F. (2015). Dealing with multifunctionality in LCA of wastewater-based microalgae biodiesel. ISIE 2015 – 8th Conference of the International Society for Industrial Ecology, July 7th to 10th, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK.

Garcia, R., Gregory, J., Freire, F. (2015). “The introduction of electric vehicles in the Portuguese car fleet – a dynamic fleet-based life-cycle approach”. ISIE 2015 – 8th Conference of the International Society for Industrial Ecology, July 7-10, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK.

Queirós, J., Malça, J., Freire, F. (2015). “Life Cycle Assessment of biodiesel incorporating uncertainty”. LCM 2015, The 7th International Conference on Life Cycle Management, Bordeaux, France, August 30 – September 2, 2015.

Queirós, J., Malça, J., Freire, F. (2015). “Life-Cycle Assessment of rapeseed methyl ester addressing alternative cultivation pratices and incorporating uncertainty”. ISIE 2015, International Conference on Industrial Ecology, University of Surrey, Guilford, UK, July 7-10, 2015.

Saadatian, S. S., Freire, F., Simões, N., (2015). ʺIntegrated life-cycle analysis of fenestration: a multi-criteria approachʺ. MIT Portugal Annual Conference on Light: Designed by Nature, Transformed by Science, 19th June 2015, Lisbon, Portugal.

Saadatian, S. S., Freire, F., Simões, N., (2015). ʺ Integrated life-cycle analysis of fenestration: a multi-objective optimization approach ʺ. Annual doctoral workshop on Energy for Sustainability (EfS, UC), 9th December 2015, Coimbra, Portugal.

Technical reports

Castanheira É. and Freire F. (2015). Avaliação de Ciclo de Vida das emissões de Gases com Efeito de Estufa da Produção de Biodiesel de Colza em Portugal. Relatório Final elaborado para a APPB, no âmbito do Protocolo de colaboração entre a APPB e a ADAI. Coimbra, novembro de 2015.

Castanheira, É.G., Queirós, J., Malça, J., Freire, F., 2015. Avaliação de Ciclo de Vida das Emissões de Gases com Efeito de Estufa da Produção de Biodiesel de Colza em Portugal. Relatório Intermédio de Progresso preparado para a APPB - Associação Portuguesa de Produtores de Biocombustíveis. Maio de 2015.

 

Malça J, Rosa D, Safaei A, Queirós J, Ferreira C, Fernandes M, Gouveia J, Esteves C, Silva P, Tomé G, Freire F (2015). EcoDesign and Impact Labelling. Relatório final no âmbito do projeto EDIL entre a CIE Plasfil e a ADAI, julho, 263 p.

 

 

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2014

Papers in international periodicals with scientific refereeing

Bastos, Joana; Batterman, Stuart A; Freire, Fausto. 2014. "Life-cycle energy and greenhouse gas analysis of three building types in a residential area in Lisbon", Energy and Buildings, vol. 69, 1: pp. 344 - 353. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2013.11.010

 

Castanheira, É.G., Acevedo, H., Freire, F. (2014). "Greenhouse gas intensity of palm oil produced in Colombia addressing alternative land use change and fertilization scenarios”. Applied Energy, vol. 114, pp. 958-967. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2013.09.010

 

Castanheira, É.G., Grisoli, R., Freire, F., Coelho S. (2014). "Environmental sustainability of biodiesel in Brazil”. Energy Policy, vol. 65, pp. 680–691. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2013.09.062

 

Faria, R., Marques, P., Garcia, R., Moura, P., Freire, F., Delgado, J., Almeida, A. (2014). “Primary and Secondary Use of Electric Mobility Batteries from a Life Cycle Perspective”. Journal of Power Sources, vol. 262, pp. 169-177. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpowsour.2014.03.092

 

Garcia, R., Freire, F. (2014). “Carbon footprint of particleboard: a comparison between ISO/TS 14067, GHG Protocol, PAS 2050 and Climate Declaration”. Journal of Cleaner Production, vol. 66, pp.199-209. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2013.11.073

 

Garcia, R., Marques, P., Freire, F. (2014). “Life-cycle assessment of electricity in Portugal”. Applied Energy, vol. 134, pp. 563-572. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2014.08.067

 

Gulşen, E., Olivetti, E., Freire, F., Dias, L., Kirchain, R. (2014) "Impact of feedstock diversification on the cost-effectiveness of biodiesel". Applied Energy, vol. 126, pp. 281-296. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2014.03.063

 

Malça, J., Coelho, A., Freire, F. (2014). “Environmental Life-Cycle Assessment of rapeseed-based biodiesel: alternative cultivation systems and locations”. Applied Energy, vol. 114, pp. 837-844.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2013.06.048

 

Olivetti, E., Gülşen, E., Malça, J., Castanheira, É.G., Freire, F., Dias, L., Kirchain, R. (2014). “Impact of Policy on Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Economics of Biodiesel Production”. Environmental Science & Technology, vol.  48 (13), pp 7642–7650. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/es405410u

 

Rodrigues, C., Freire, F. (2014) “Integrated life-cycle assessment and thermal dynamic simulation of alternative scenarios for the roof retrofit of a house”, Building and Environment, vol. 81, pp. 204 - 215. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2014.07.001

Theses  

PhD Theses

 

Érica Geraldes Castanheira. (2014). “Environmental Sustainability Assessment of Soybean and Palm Biodiesel Systems: A Life-Cycle Approach”. PhD Thesis in Sustainable Energy Systems. Supervisor Prof. Fausto Freire. University of Coimbra, Portugal.

 

Amir Safaei. (2014). “Life-cycle Optimization Model for Distributed Generation in Buildings”. PhD Thesis in Sustainable Energy Systems. Supervisors Prof. Fausto Freire and Prof. Carlos H. Antunes. University of Coimbra, Portugal.

 

Energy for Sustainability Master Theses

 

Seyedeh Shiva Saadatian. (2014). “Integrated life-cycle analysis of six insulation materials applied to a reference building in Portugal”. Energy for Sustainability Master Thesis. Supervisors Prof. Fausto Freire and Prof. Nuno Simões. Grade: 17 (out of 20.) University of Coimbra, Portugal.

 

Environmental Engineering Integrated Master Theses

 

Diana Rosa. (2014). “Life-cycle assessment of chestnut and tomato in Portugal”. (In Portuguese: “Avaliação de ciclo de vida do tomate e da castanha em Portugal”). Environmental Engineering Integrated Master Thesis. Supervisors Prof. Fausto Freire and Eng. Filipa Figueiredo. Grade: 18 (out of 20). University of Coimbra, Portugal.

Published/organized books or Editions

Freire, F., Dias, L., Caldeira, C., Rodrigues, C., Castanheira, É.G., Garcia, R. (2014). “Book of abstracts of the Discussion forum on industrial Ecology and life-cycle management”.7-8 April, University of Coimbra, Portugal.

Published book chapters

Caldeira, C., Gülsen, E., Olivetti, E. A., Kirchain, R., Dias, L., Freire, F. (2014). “A multiobjective model for biodiesel blends minimizing cost and greenhouse gas emissions”. Computational Science and Its Applications. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Vol. 8581, pp 653-666. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-09150-1_48

Papers in conference proceedings

Bastos, J., Batterman, S., and Freire, F. (2014) "How does residential location influence the environmental life-cycle impacts of a household?", 40th IAHS Conference, Sustainable Housing Construction, December 16-19, Funchal, Portugal.

 

Caldeira C., Queirós J., Freire F. (2014) “Biodiesel from Waste Cooking Oils in Portugal: alternative collection systems”, Symbiosis International Conference 2014, 19-21 June 2014, Athens, Greece.

 

Chongyang Du., Freire, F., Dias, L. (2014). “Overview of social life-cycle assessment”. 2014 [avniR] Conference, Life Cycle in Practice, 5-6 November 2014, Nouveau Siècle, Lille, France.

 

Costa, R., Stein, B., Santos, C., Seferin, M., Abreu, C., Bastos, M., Safaei, M., Marques, P., Freire, F. (2014). “Avaliação de ciclo de vida de um veículo pesado, para recolha de lixo, movido a gás natural comprimido: Comparação com veículo Diesel”. VII Encontro Nacional Colégio Engenharia Mecânica, 14-15 de Março, Lisboa, Portugal.

 

Ferreira C, Rotarium T, Ribeiro J, Freire F. (2014). "Avaliação de Ciclo de Vida de munições de baixo calibre". VII Encontro Nacional Colégio Engenharia Mecânica, 14-15 de Março, Lisboa, Portugal.

 

Ferreira C., Ribeiro J. , Almada S., Rotariu T., and Freire F., 2014, Life-Cycle Assessment applied to small calibre ammunition, Specialists Meeting on "Next Generation Greener Energetics and their Management", AVT-243-RSM-035, 16-17 October, Brussels, Belgium.

 

Ferreira C., Ribeiro J. , Almada S. and Freire F., 2014, Evaluation of alternatives substances to those banned by REACH supported with Life-Cycle Assessment, Specialists Meeting on "Next Generation Greener Energetics and their Management", AVT-243-RSM-035, 16-17 October, Brussels, Belgium.

 

Figueiredo, F., Castanheira, É., Malça, J., Freire, F. (2014). “Avaliação de ciclo de vida do biodiesel de girassol em Portugal: comparação com outras oleaginosas importadas”. VII Encontro Nacional Colégio Engenharia Mecânica, 14-15 de Março, Lisboa, Portugal.

 

Figueiredo, F., Marques, P., Castanheira, É., Kulay, L., Freire F. (2014) “Greenhouse gas assessment of olive oil in Portugal addressing the valorization of olive mill waste”, Symbiosis International Conference 2014, 19-21 June 2014, Athens, Greece.

 

Garcia, R., Marques, P., Freire, F. (2014). “Avaliação de ciclo de vida da eletricidade em Portugal”. VII Encontro Nacional do Colégio de Engenharia Mecânica. 14-15 de Março, Lisboa, Portugal.

 

Gonçalves, M., Castanheira, É., Graça, S., Ribeiro, B., Gouveia, L., Oliveira, A., Freire, F., Matos, C. (2014). “Life Cycle Assessment of Microalga Production using Domestic Wastewater and synthetic culture”. ChemPor 2014, 12th International Chemical and Biological Engineering Conference, 10-12 September, Porto, Portugal.

 

Marques, P., Garcia, R. and Freire, F. (2014). “Avaliação comparativa de ciclo de vida de veículos elétricos e convencionais incorporando variabilidade”. VII Encontro Nacional do Colégio de Engenharia Mecânica. 14-15 de Março. Lisboa, Portugal.

 

Queirós, J., Caldeira, C., Castanheira, É., Freire, F. (2014). "Biodiesel produzido a partir de Óleos Alimentares Usados: Variabilidade e incerteza nas emissões de GEE para diferentes cenários de recolha". VII Encontro Nacional do Colégio de Engenharia Mecânica. 14-15 de Março, Lisboa, Portugal.

 

Rodrigues, C., and Freire, F. (2014) "Cost and greenhouse gas life-cycle analysis of building envelope retrofit", 40th IAHS Conference, Sustainable Housing Construction, December 16-19, Funchal, Portugal.

 

Rodrigues, C., and Freire, F. (2014) "Does type of use and occupancy influence the performance of building retrofit strategies?", 40th IAHS Conference, Sustainable Housing Construction, December 16-19, Funchal, Portugal.

 

Saadatian, S., Freire, F., and Simões, N. (2014) "Integrated cost, energy and environmental assessment of insulation materials applied to a new Portuguese reference building", 40th IAHS Conference, Sustainable Housing Construction, December 16-19 2014, Funchal, Portugal.

 

Saadatian, S., Freire, F., Simões, N., Chenari, B. (2014). “Comparative life-cycle assessment of three foam insulation materials used in Portuguese residential buildings”, ICERE 2014, International Conference on Environment and Renewable Energy, Paris, France, 7-8 May 2014. http://energy.conference-site.com/

 

Tadeu, S., Rodrigues, C., Tadeu, A., Freire, F., Simões, N. (2014). “Energy retrofit of a historic building in a UNESCO world heritage site: an integrated cost optimality and environmental assessment”. International Conference in Energy Efficiency in Historic Buildings. 29-30 September, Madrid, Spain.

 

 

Invited talks

 

Bastos, J. e Freire, F. (2014) "Avaliação de ciclo de vida: Metodologia e aplicação aos edifícios". 12 Novembro, Mestrado Integrado de Engenharia Civil (cadeira: Construção Sustentável), Universidade de Coimbra.

 

Freire, Fausto. (2014).“Avaliação de Ciclo de Vida: Metodologia e Aplicação em Sistemas Sustentáveis de Energia”. Seminário APEB - “Gestão Eficiente da Energia nas Organizações Industriais”, Auditório da Ordem dos Engenheiros, November 6, Lisboa, Portugal.

 

Freire, Fausto. (2014).Technical Session: “Life cycle assessment (LCA): methodology and applications” (Sessão Técnica: Avaliação de Ciclo de Vida (ACV): Metodologia e Aplicações). Auditório da Sede da Região Centro da Ordem dos Engenheiros, May 14, Coimbra.

 

Freire, Fausto. (2014). “Biofuels Sustainability: Recent Approaches”. LNEG Cycle of Lectures, Auditorium XXI SOLAR LNEG, April 28, Campus Lumiar, Lisbon.

 

Garcia, R., Marques, P., Freire, F. (2014). “LCA of electricity generation, distribution and charging of electric vehicles: Addressing recent changes in the Portuguese electricity technology portfolio and alternative charging systems”. Expert workshop “LCA Aspects of Electricity Production, Distribution and Charging Infrastructure for Electric Vehicles”, 15-16 October, Barcelona.

 

Oral Communications (for oral communications with a conference paper, see previous list) 

 

Bastos, J., Batterman, S., Freire, F. (2014). “Life-cycle assessment of the built environment: integrating housing and mobility requirements of a houshold in Lisbon”. Discussion Forum on Industrial Ecology and Life-Cycle Management. 7-8 April. Coimbra. Portugal.

Caldeira, C., Gülsen, E., Olivetti, E., Kirchain, R., Dias, L., Freire, F. (2014). “A multiobjective model for biodiesel blends minimizing cost and greenhouse gas emissions”. Discussion Forum on Industrial Ecology and Life-Cycle Management. 7-8 April. Coimbra. Portugal.

Castanheira, É., Freire, F. (2014). “Environmental life-cycle Assessment (LCA) of palm and soybean biodiesel”. Discussion Forum on Industrial Ecology and Life-Cycle Management. 7-8 April. Coimbra. Portugal.

Dias, L., Domingues, A., Marques, P., Garcia, R., Freire, F. (2014). “Integrating LCA and multi-criteria decision analysis”. Discussion Forum on Industrial Ecology and Life-Cycle Management. 7-8 April. Coimbra. Portugal.

Dias, L., Domingues, A.R., Marques, P., Garcia, R., Freire, F. (2014). Applying MCDA without Precise Weights to Life-Cycle Environmental Assessment of Vehicle Alternatives”. 20th Conference of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies, 13-18 July, Barcelona, Spain.

Ferreira, C., Ribeiro, B., Freire, F. (2014). “Extended life-cycle assessment applied to military systems”. Discussion Forum on Industrial Ecology and Life-Cycle Management. 7-8 April. Coimbra. Portugal.

Garcia, R., Freire, F. (2014). “Dynamic fleet-based LCA of electric vehicle systems”. Discussion Forum on Industrial Ecology and Life-Cycle Management. 7-8 April. Coimbra. Portugal.

Garcia, R., Gregory, J., Freire, F. (2014). “Dynamic fleet-based LCA of the Portuguese light-duty fleet: the introduction of electric vehicles”. LCA XIV Conference, 6-8 October, San Francisco, CA, US.

Monteiro, H., Fernandez, J., Freire, F. (2014). “LCA of a Portuguese dwelling to assess passive construction strategies”. Discussion Forum on Industrial Ecology and Life-Cycle Management. 7-8 April. Coimbra. Portugal.

Queirós, J., Malça, J., Freire, F. (2014). “LCA of rapeseed production in europe: addressing uncertainty and alternative cultivation locations”. Discussion Forum on Industrial Ecology and Life-Cycle Management. 7-8 April. Coimbra. Portugal.

Saadatian, S., Freire, F., Simões, N. (2014). “Integrated LCA of six insulation materials applied to a reference building in Portugal”. Discussion Forum on Industrial Ecology and Life-Cycle Management. 7-8 April. Coimbra. Portugal.

Safaei, A., Freire, F., Antunes, C. H. (2014). “Life-cycle optimization model for distributed generation in buildings”. Discussion Forum on Industrial Ecology and Life-Cycle Management. 7-8 April. Coimbra. Portugal.

Rodrigues, C., Freire, F. (2014) “Integrated LCA and thermal dynamic simulation of building envelope retrofit”. Discussion Forum on Industrial Ecology and Life-Cycle Management. 7-8 April. Coimbra. Portugal.

 

Technical Reports

Caldeira, C., Queirós, J., Castanheira, É., Freire, F. (2014). Cálculo das Emissões de Gases com Efeito Estufa do Óleo Alimentar Usado recolhido e tratado pela EGI. Relatório elaborado para a EGI no âmbito do sistema de certificação ISCC -International Sustainability & Carbon Certification.

 

Caldeira, C., Queirós, J., Castanheira, É., Freire, F. (2014). Cálculo das Emissões de Gases com Efeito Estufa do Biodiesel produzido pela EGI. Relatório elaborado para a EGI no âmbito do sistema de certificação ISCC -International Sustainability & Carbon Certification.

 

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2013

Papers in international periodicals with scientific refereeing

Castanheira, É.G., Freire, F. (2013). “Greenhouse gas assessment of soybean: implications of land use change and different cultivation systems”. Journal of Cleaner Production, vol. 54, pp.49-60. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2013.05.026

Faria, F., Marques, P., Moura, P., Freire, F., Delgado, J., Almeida, A. T. (2013). “Impact of the electricity mix and use profile in the life-cycle assessment of electric vehicles”. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. Vol. 24, 271-287. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2013.03.063

Ferreira, C., Ribeiro, B., Mendes, R., Freire, F. (2013). “Life-Cycle Assessment of ammunition demilitarisation in a static kiln”. Propellants, Explosives, Pyrotechnics, 2013, 38, 296 – 302. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/prep.201200088

 

González-García, S., Castanheira, É. G., Dias, A. C., Arroja, L. (2013). “Environmental life cycle assessment of a dairy product: the yoghurt”.  The International Journal of LCA, vol. 18, issue 4, pp. 796-811.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11367-012-0522-8

 

González-García, S., Castanheira, É. G., Dias, A.C., Arroja, L. (2013). “Using Life Cycle Assessment methodology to assess UHT milk production in Portugal”. Science of the Total Environment, vol. 442, pp. 225–234. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2012.10.010

 

González-García, S., Castanheira, É. G., Dias, A.C., Arroja, L. (2013). Environmental performance of a Portuguese mature-cheese-making dairy mill”. Journal of Cleaner Production, vol. 41, pp. 65-73. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2012.10.010

 

Safaei, A., Freire, F., Antunes, H. (2013). "A Model for optimal energy planning of a commercial building integrating solar and cogeneration systems”. Energy 61, 1: 211 - 223. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2013.08.048

 

Silva, D., Lahr, F., Garcia, R., Freire, F., Ometto, A. (2013). “Life cycle assessment of medium density particleboard (MDP) produced in Brazil”. International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, 18 (7): 1404-1411. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11367-013-0583-3

 

 

Theses

 

Energy for Sustainability Master Theses

 

Artur de Sousa. (2013). “Environmental Assessment of Electricity Generation in Portugal: Comparison of Input-Output method with Life Cycle Assessment methodology”. (In Portuguese: Avaliação Ambiental da Geração de Eletricidade em Portugal: Comparação do Método Input-Output com a metodologia de Avaliação Ciclo de Vida). Energy for Sustainability Master Thesis. Grade: 16 (out of 20.) University of Coimbra, Portugal.

 

Carla Rodrigues. (2013). “Environmental assessment of building retrofit – alternative scenarios for the roof retrofit of a single-family house”. Energy for Sustainability Master Thesis. Grade: 18 (out of 20.) University of Coimbra, Portugal.

 

Rodrigo da Costa Miguel. (2013). “Cost analysis of biomass generation from microalgae”. Energy for Sustainability Master Thesis. Grade: 17 (out of 20.) University of Coimbra, Portugal.

 

Environmental Engineering Integrated Master Theses

 

Tiago Crespo. (2013). “Sustainable Development in Rural Communities: Case study of KUDURA”. (In Portuguese: Desenvolvimento Sustentável em Comunidades Rurais: Estudo de Caso do KUDURA). Environmental Engineering Integrated Master Thesis. Grade: 15 (out of 20.) University of Coimbra, Portugal.

 

Teresa Batista. (2013). “Environmental ranking methodologies and application to Portugal”. (In Portuguese: Metodologias de classificação ambiental e aplicação a Portugal). Environmental Engineering Integrated Master Thesis. Grade: 17 (out of 20.) University of Coimbra, Portugal.

 

 

Published book chapters

 

Diogo Silva, Rita Garcia, Fausto Freire, Aldo Ometto, Luciano Varanda (2013). Avaliação do Ciclo de Vida (ACV) de painéis de madeira: uma revisão bibliográfica com foco sobre a importância e as necessidades para o contexto brasileiro. In: Painéis de Partículas de Madeira e de Materiais Lignocelulósicos, pp. 123-164, Vol. 1, Ed. 1, Francisco Lahr, André Christoforo (eds), EESC-USP. ISBN: 978-85-8023-019-2

 

Papers in conference proceedings

Bastos, J., Batterman, S., Freire, F. (2013). "Comparative life-cycle analysis of residential typologies in Lisbon, Portugal: an apartment building and two semi-detached houses". Energy for Sustainability 2013, Sustainable Cities: Designing for People and the Planet, 8-10 September 2013, Coimbra, Portugal.

 

Caldeira, C., Queirós, J., Castanheira, É., Freire, F. (2013).“GHG emissions analysis of biodiesel from waste cooking oil in Portugal”. Energy for Sustainability 2013, Sustainable Cities: Designing for People and the Planet, 8-10 September 2013, Coimbra, Portugal.

 

Castanheira, É., Freire, F. (2013).“Greenhouse Gas Footprint of Palm Oil from Colombia”. Energy for Sustainability 2013, Sustainable Cities: Designing for People and the Planet, 8-10 September 2013, Coimbra, Portugal.

 

Castanheira, É.G., Acevedo, H., Freire F. (2013). “Avaliação da intensidade de gases com efeito de estufa do ciclo de vida de óleo de palma produzido na Colômbia”. 10ª CNA-XII CNEA, 10ª Conferência Nacional do Ambiente-XII Congresso Nacional de Engenharia do Ambiente, 6-8 Novembro 2013, Aveiro, Portugal.

 

Carvalho, A. L., Antunes, C. H., Freire, F., Henriques, C. (2013). "A multi-objective interactive approach to assess economic-energy-environment trade-offs in Brazil". ICEE 1st International Congress on Energy & Environment: bringing together Economics and Engineering.

 

Coelho, S.T., Silva, G. A., Freire, F., Grisoli, R., Castanheira, É., Garcilasso, V.P., Nogueira, A. (2013). “A comparative life cycle assessment of biodiesel from soybean oil and beef tallow in Brazil”. Energy for Sustainability 2013, Sustainable Cities: Designing for People and the Planet, 8-10 September 2013, Coimbra, Portugal.

 

Cruz, L., Freire, F., Ferreira, J.P., Barata, E. (2013). "An integrated modeling approach for greening commuters’ transportation and parking". ICEE 1st International Congress on Energy & Environment: bringing together Economics and Engineering.

 

Domingues, A.R., Marques, P., Garcia, R., Freire, F., Dias, L. (2013). "Communicating life-cycle assessment results: a comparison of vehicle alternatives in Portugal". Energy for Sustainability 2013, Sustainable Cities: Designing for People and the Planet, 8-10 September 2013, Coimbra, Portugal.

 

Ferreira, C., Ribeiro, J., Freire, F., (2013). “Life-Cycle Assessment of ecotoxicity characterisation factors for substances presented in UXO based on REACH parameters”. The Seventh International Disposal Conference and Exhibition, 11th-13th November, 2013, EKSJÖ, Sweden.

 

Ferreira, C., Ribeiro, J., Freire, F., (2013). "Determination of toxicological characterisation factors based on parameters defined by REACH". Energy for Sustainability 2013, Sustainable Cities: Designing for People and the  Planet, 8-10 September 2013, Coimbra, Portugal.

 

Ferreira, C., Ribeiro, J., Freire, F., (2013). "Comparative Life-Cycle Assessment of two car armrests produced at CIE Plasfil". Energy for Sustainability 2013, Sustainable Cities: Designing for People and the  Planet, 8-10 September 2013, Coimbra, Portugal.

 

Figueiredo, F., Castanheira, É., Freire, F. (2013).“Life cycle assessment of sunflower addressing land use change”. Energy for Sustainability 2013, Sustainable Cities: Designing for People and the Planet, 8-10 September 2013, Coimbra, Portugal.

 

Figueiredo, F., Castanheira, É., Feliciano, M., Rodrigues, M. A., Peres, A., Maia, F., Ramos, A., Carneiro, J., Coroama, V. C., Freire, F. (2013). “Carbon footprint of apple and pear: Orchards, storage and distribution”. Energy for Sustainability 2013, Sustainable Cities: Designing for People and the Planet, 8-10 September 2013, Coimbra, Portugal.

 

Figueiredo, F., Coroama, V. C., Ramos, A., Almeida, A., Ramalhosa, E., Castanheira, É.G., Peres, F., Carneiro, J., Pereira, J. A., Feliciano, M., Gomes, P., Marques, P., Freire, F. (2013). “Life-cycle greenhouse gas emissions of Portuguese olive oil”. Energy for Sustainability 2013, Sustainable Cities: Designing for People and the Planet, 8-10 September 2013, Coimbra, Portugal.

 

Figueiredo, F., Castanheira, É., Freire, F. (2013).“ Avaliação de ciclo de vida do óleo de girassol produzido em Portugal”. 10ª CNA-XII CNEA, 10ª Conferência Nacional do Ambiente-XII Congresso Nacional de Engenharia do Ambiente, 6-8 Novembro 2013, Aveiro, Portugal.

 

Garcia, R., Freire, F. (2013). “A fleet-based life cycle assessment of electric vehicles in Portugal”. Energy for Sustainability 2013, Sustainable Cities: Designing for People and the Planet, 8-10 September 2013, Coimbra, Portugal.

 

Garcia, R., Marques, P., Freire, F. (2013).“Emissões de ciclo de vida de gases com efeito de estufa de um veículo híbrido plug-in: modo elétrico versus modo convencional”. 10ª CNA-XII CNEA, 10ª Conferência Nacional do Ambiente-XII Congresso Nacional de Engenharia do Ambiente, 6-8 Novembro 2013, Aveiro, Portugal.

 

González-García, S., Castanheira, É.G., Dias, A.C., Arroja, L. (2013). “Environmental performance of the Portuguese dairy sector”. Energy for Sustainability 2013, Sustainable Cities: Designing for People and the Planet, 8-10 September 2013, Coimbra, Portugal.

 

Malça, J., Freire, F. (2013). "Capturing land use change and uncertainty in the life-cycle modeling of sugar-beet based bioethanol", Energy for Sustainability 2013, Sustainable Cities: Designing for People and the Planet, 8-10 September 2013, Coimbra, Portugal.

 

Malça, J., Castanheira, E., Figueiredo, F., Carvalho, R., Freire, F. (2013). "Comparative GHG assessment of biodiesel produced from rapeseed, soybean and sunflower", Energy for Sustainability 2013, Sustainable Cities: Designing for People and the Planet, 8-10 September 2013, Coimbra, Portugal.

 

Marques, P., Garcia, R., Freire, F. (2013). "Life cycle assessment of electric and conventional cars in Portugal". Energy for Sustainability 2013, Sustainable Cities: Designing for People and the Planet, 8-10 September 2013, Coimbra, Portugal.

 

Marques, P., Garcia, R., Freire, F. (2013). "Avaliação comparativa de ciclo de vida de veículos elétricos e convencionais em Portugal ". 10ª Conferência Nacional do Ambiente Congresso Nacional de Engenharia do Ambiente, 6-8 Novembro 2013, Aveiro, Portugal.

 

Rodrigues, C., Freire, F. (2013).“Addressing occupancy in the energy and greenhouse gas assessment of building retrofit”. Energy for Sustainability 2013, Sustainable Cities: Designing for People and the Planet, 8-10 September 2013, Coimbra, Portugal.

 

Tavares. V., Freire, F., Lacerda, N. (2013). "Energy and carbon assessment of construction materials for a modular prefab house". Energy for Sustainability 2013, Sustainable Cities: Designing for People and the Planet, 8-10 September 2013, Coimbra, Portugal.

 

 

Invited talks

 

Freire, Fausto. (2013). “Avaliação de ciclo de vida de biocombustíveis”. BIOCOM – Simpósio Nacional de Biocombustíveis, ULBRA Canoas, 24-26 April, Brazil.

 

Freire, Fausto. (2013). “Ferramentas da Ecologia Industrial Aplicada na Gestão Ambiental de Biocombustíveis: A experiência da Universidade de Coimbra - Portugal”. Instituto de Pesquisas Hidráulicas (IPH), Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil.

 

 

Oral communications (for oral communications with a conference paper, see previous list) 

 

Castanheira, É.G., Acevedo, H., Freire, F. (2013). “GHG intensity of palm oil from Colombia implications of LUC and N-fertilization”. ISIE 2013 – 7th International Society of Industrial Ecology", June 25-28, 2013, Ulsan, Korea.

 

Posters

Ferreira, C., Ribeiro, J., Freire, F. (2013).“ Avaliação de Ciclo de Vida de munições: Relevância e aplicação a munições de baixo calibre”. 10ª CNA-XII CNEA, 10ª Conferência Nacional do Ambiente-XII Congresso Nacional de Engenharia do Ambiente, 6-8 Novembro 2013, Aveiro, Portugal.

 

Queirós, J., Caldeira, C., Castanheira, É.G., Freire, F. (2013). LCA of biodiesel from waste cooking oil: alternative collection scenarios. CILCA 2013 - V Conferencia Internacional sobre Análisis de Ciclo de Vida, 24-27 March 2013, Mendonza, Argentina.

 

Marques, P., Garcia, R., Freire, F. (2013). LCA of electric cars in Portugal. CILCA 2013 - V Conferencia Internacional sobre Análisis de Ciclo de Vida, 24-27 March 2013, Mendonza, Argentina.

 

Rodrigues, C., Freire, F. (2013). “Life-cycle assessment of retrofit scenarios for a single-family house”. CISBAT 2013, Clean Technology for Smart Cities and Buildings, 4-6 September 2013, Lausanne, Switzerland.

 

Technical Reports

Castanheira, É. and Freire, F. (2013). Cálculo das emissões de Gases com Efeito de Estufa da Produção de Biodiesel de Soja na Prio. Relatório elaborado para a Prio Biocombustíveis S.A. - Grupo Martifer no âmbito do sistema de certificação ISCC - International Sustainability & Carbon Certification. Coimbra, Fevereiro de 2013.

Ferreira, C., Ribeiro, J., Freire, F. (2013). Life-Cycle Assessment for military systems. Report elaborated in the scope of the ERM (Environmentally Responsible Munitions) project. January 2013, Coimbra.

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Papers in international periodicals with scientific refereeing

Garcia, R., Freire, F. (2012). “Environmental assessment of wood-based panels: a comparison of life-cycle-based tools”. International Journal of Sustainable Construction, 1(1), 63-71. http://ijsc.greenlines-institute.org/volumes/2012/IJSC_2012_V01_01_08_Garcia_63_71.pdf

 

Malça, J., Freire, F. (2012). Addressing land use change and uncertainty in the life-cycle assessment of wheat-based bioethanol. Energy, the International Journal, vol 45, issue 1, 519-527. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2012.02.070

 

Monteiro, H., Freire, F. (2012)."Life-Cycle Assessment of a house with alternative exterior walls: comparison of three impact assessment methods". Energy and Buildings, vol. 47, pp.572-583. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2011.12.032  

 

Rodrigues, C., Luiz, I., Tadeu, S.F., Freire, F. (2012). “Roof Retrofit of an Historic Building: an Environmental Assessment”. Construlink, 31 (10), pp 5-15. http://www.construlink.com

 

Theses

 

Environmental Engineering Integrated Master Theses

 

Ana Mateus. (2012). “Life-cycle assessment of olive oil and wine in Portugal”. (In Portuguese: “Avaliação de Ciclo de Vida do Azeite e do Vinho em Portugal”). Environmental Engineering Integrated Master Thesis. Supervisor Prof. Fausto Freire. Grade: 18 (out of 20.) University of Coimbra, Portugal.

 

António Coelho. (2012). “Life-cycle assessment of rapeseed biodiesel, with uncertainty analysis”. (In Portuguese: “Avaliação de Ciclo de Vida do Biodiesel de Colza Incorporando Incerteza”.) Environmental Engineering Integrated Master Thesis. Supervisors Prof. Fausto Freire and Prof. João Malça. Grade: 18 (out of 20.) University of Coimbra, Portugal.

 

João Queirós. (2012). “Assessment and certification of the sustainability of biodiesel from soy or waste cooking oils”. (In Portuguese: “Avaliação e Certificação da Sustentabilidade de Biodiesel: Óleos Alimentares Usados versus Óleo de Soja”.) Environmental Engineering Integrated Master Thesis. Supervisors Prof. Fausto Freire and Eng. Érica Castanheira. Grade: 18 (out of 20.) University of Coimbra, Portugal.

 

 

Published book chapters

 

Malça, J., Freire, F. (2012). Ethanol from wheat. In: Encyclopedia of Energy, Morris A. Pierce ed., Pasadena: Salem Press. ISBN: 978-1-58765-849-5.

 

Malça, J., Freire, F. (2012). Ethanol from sugar beet. In: Encyclopedia of Energy, Morris A. Pierce ed., Pasadena: Salem Press. ISBN: 978-1-58765-849-5.

 

Malça, J., Freire, F. (2012). Vegetable oil fuel. In: Encyclopedia of Energy, Morris A. Pierce ed., Pasadena: Salem Press. ISBN: 978-1-58765-849-5.

Papers in national periodics

Freire, F. (2012). A relevância de Pensar em termos de Ciclo de Vida (Life-Cycle thinking). GreenWish. Vol.1, pp 69-70. NEEA. http://neeaaac.wordpress.com/greenwish/

Papers in conference proceedings

Bastos, J., Freire, F., Bandeirinha, J. (2012). Urban form potential in sustainable development: a framework for the environmental assessment of urban patterns. 2ª Conferência do PNUM. Morfologia Urbana nos Países Lusófonos. PNUM 2012: Urban Morphology in Portuguese Speaking Countries. ISCTE 5 -6 July 2012.

 

Carvalho, A. L., Antunes, C. H., Freire, F. (2012). “LUC-ILUC GHG model applied to the Brazilian bioethanol”. 32nd annual conference of the International Association for Impact Assessment, 27 May to 1 June. Porto, Portugal.

 

Carvalho, A. L., Antunes, C. H., Freire, F. (2010). “An integrated assessment methodology applied to the Brazilian bioethanol”. Portugal in Conference for an Energy Efficient Economy (PCEEE), 22 June, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian. Lisboa, Portugal.

 

Carvalho, A. L., Antunes, C. H., Freire, F. (2012). “IO-Multiobjective model to assess economy-energy-environment interactions in the Brazilian economic system”. 20th International Input-Output Conference and the 2nd Edition of the International School of Input-Output Analysis, 24-29 June, 2012. Bratislava, Eslováquia.

 

Carvalho, A. L., Antunes, C. H., Freire, F. (2012). “Um modelo IO multi-objetivo incorporando emissões de GEE aplicado à economia brasileira”. III Congresso Brasileiro em Gestão do Ciclo de Vida de Produtos e Serviços “Novos desafios para um planeta sustentável”, pp. 424-429, 03 a 06 de setembro de 2012, Maringá – PR – Brasil. ISBN: 978-85-88020-78-8.

 

Castanheira, É.G., Freire, F. (2012). “Biodiesel de Soja: Gases com Efeito de Estufa e a Relevância da Alteração de Uso dos Solos”. III Congresso Brasileiro em Gestão do Ciclo de Vida de Produtos e Serviços “Novos desafios para um planeta sustentável”, pp. 128-133, 03 a 06 de setembro de 2012, Maringá – PR – Brasil. ISBN: 978-85-88020-78-8.

 

Castanheira, É.G., Freire, F. (2012). “System expansion and allocation in the life-cycle GHG assessment of soybean oil.” Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Life Cycle Assessment in the Agri-Food Sector (LCA food 2012), pp. 262-267. 1-4 October, Saint-Malo, France.

 

Castanheira, É.G., Freire, F. “Life-cycle GHG assessment of soybean biodiesel". Proceedings of the International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology. 2012 IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology (ISSST), 5 pages. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ISSST.2012.6227977

 

Ferreira, J.P., Freire, F., Cruz, L., Barata, E. (2012). “Greening commuters transportation and parking at the University of Coimbra Campus”, Proceedings of the 12th Biennial Conference of the International Society for Ecological Economics (ISEE) - “Ecological Economics and Rio+20: Challenges and Contributions for a Green Economy”, pp. 1-15, 19 June 2012, Rio Janeiro, Brazil.

 

Ferreira, C., Ribeiro, B., Mendes, R., Freire, F. (2012). “Avaliação Energética e Ambiental da Desmilitarização de Munições Militares em Forno Estático” 10 p., 6º Encontro Nacional do Colégio de Engenharia Mecânica. 1-3 de Março. Coimbra.

 

Figueiredo, F., Castanheira, É.G., Mateus, A., Marques, P., Freire, F. (2012). “ Avaliação de ciclo de vida do azeite – Estado da Arte.” VI Simpósio Nacional de Olivicultura. 15-17 Novembro. Mirandela.

 

Figueiredo, F., Marques, P., Freire, F. (2012). “Biodiesel de Girassol ou Microalgas em Portugal: Uma Avaliação Comparativa de Ciclo de Vida” 10 p., 6º Encontro Nacional do Colégio de Engenharia Mecânica. 1-3 de Março. Coimbra.

 

Figueiredo, F., Castanheira, É.G., Freire, F. (2012). “LCA of sunflower oil addressing alternative land use change scenarios and practices.” Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Life Cycle Assessment in the Agri-Food Sector (LCA food 2012), pp. 257-261. 1-4 October, Saint-Malo, France.

 

Freire, F., Marques, P. “Electric vehicles in Portugal: An integrated energy, greenhouse gas and cost life-cycle analysis”. 2012 IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology (ISSST), 6 pages.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ISSST.2012.6227988

 

Freire, F., Marques, P. (2012). “Veículos Eléctricos: Avaliação Energética, Económica e de Emissões de Gases com Efeito de Estufa” 10 p., 6º Encontro Nacional do Colégio de Engenharia Mecânica. 1-3 de Março. Coimbra.

 

Garcia, R., Freire, F. (2012). “Avaliação de Ciclo de Vida de Painéis de Madeira: a influência do mix de matérias-primas e do final de vida” 10 p., 6º Encontro Nacional do Colégio de Engenharia Mecânica. 1-3 de Março. Coimbra.

 

Garcia, R., Freire, F. (2012). “Environmental assessment of wood-based panels: a comparison of life-cycle-based tools”. Proceedings of the BSA 2012 – Building Sustainability Assessment Conference, May 23-25, Porto, Portugal. (Ranked 2nd among the best papers submitted by Students and Early Research Students).

 

Grisoli, R., Nogueira, A. Castanheira, E. G. Freire, F. Silva, G. A. Coelho, S. (2012). “Emissões de gases de efeito de estufa no ciclo de vida do biodiesel de soja produzido no Brasil. III Congresso Brasileiro em Gestão do Ciclo de Vida de Produtos e Serviços “Novos desafios para um planeta sustentável”, pp. 220-225, 03 a 06 de setembro de 2012, Maringá – PR – Brasil. ISBN: 978-85-88020-78-8.

 

Gülsen, E., Olivetti, EA., Malça, J., Castanheira, É.G., Freire, F., Kirchain, R. (2012). “Managing Uncertainty and Variation in Optimal Multi-feedstock Biodiesel Systems”.. IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology (ISSST). (informal paper).

 

Malça J., Coelho, A., Freire, F. (2012). “Environmental life-cycle assessment of rapeseed-based biodiesel: Alternative cultivation systems and locations”. Abstract book of the 1st International Conference on Energy, Environment and Sustainability, pp 64-65. 16-17 September. Porto.

 

Marques, P., Freire, F. (2012). “Environmental life-cycle assessment of conventional and electric passenger cars for Portugal. Abstract book of the 1st International Conference on Energy, Environment and Sustainability, pp 12-13. 16-17 September. Porto.     

 

Marques, P., Freire, F. (2012). “Avaliação de ciclo de vida de veículos convencionais e eléctricos” 10 p., 6º Encontro Nacional do Colégio de Engenharia Mecânica. 1-3 de Março. Coimbra.

 

Marques, P., Freire, F. (2012). “Avaliação comparativa de veículos elétricos e convencionais incorporando variabilidade: emissões de GEE e custos de ciclo de vida”. III Congresso Brasileiro em Gestão do Ciclo de Vida de Produtos e Serviços “Novos desafios para um planeta sustentável”, pp. 53-58, 03 a 06 de setembro de 2012, Maringá – PR – Brasil. ISBN: 978-85-88020-78-8.

 

Monteiro, H., Fernandez, J., Freire, F. (2012) “Life-cycle energy analysis and dynamic simulation of a dwelling”. Abstract book of the 1st International Conference on Energy, Environment and Sustainability, pp 127-128. 16-17 September. Porto.

 

Oliveira, G., Coelho, N., Figueiredo, N., Freire, F. (2012). “Avaliação de Ciclo de Vida da Geração de Electricidade da Central de Ciclo Combinado do Pego” 10 p., 6º Encontro Nacional do Colégio de Engenharia Mecânica. 1-3 de Março. Coimbra.

 

Rodrigues, C., Luiz, I., Tadeu, S. F., Freire, F. (2012). "Environmental Assessment of Alternative Options for the Roof Retrofit of an Historic Building", CINCOS’12 - Congress of Innovation on Sustainable Construction 2012, Aveiro.

 

Safaei, A., Freire, F., Henggeler Antunes, C. (2012). “Economic implications of solar and cogeneration technologies for the building sector in Portugal”. Abstract book of the 1st International Conference on Energy, Environment and Sustainability, pp 50-51. 16-17 September. Porto.

 

Safaei, A., Freire, F., Antunes, C.H. "Life-cycle cost optimization model extended with environmental impact assessment for energy management of service buildings". 2012 IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology (ISSST), 5 pages. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ISSST.2012.6227981

 

 

Invited talks

 

Castanheira, É.G., Correia, C., Cardoso, H., Calçada, M., Reis, M., Carmona, P., Carvalho, R., Freire, F. (2012). Life Cycle Assessment of soybean biodiesel GHG emission produced in Portugal. XIX Congresso da Ordem dos Engenheiros (Sociedade, Território e Ambiente. A Intervenção do Engenheiro). 18-19 October. Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon.

Castanheira, É.G., Freire, F. (2012). ACV de biodiesel em Portugal no contexto da Directiva Europeia RED (Renewable Energy Directive). 4º Seminário Bioenergia: Desafios e Oportunidades de Negócios, Biodiesel: Avanços Tecnológicos, Mercado, Barreiras e Cenários, Centro Nacional de Referência em Biomassa (CENBIO). Auditório Prof. Romeu Francisco Landi, Escola Politécnica da Universidade de São Paulo, Brasil, 1 de Junho de 2012.

Freire, Fausto. (2012). “Key issues, uncertainty and variability in LCA”. Seminário ACV: Fundamentos e Estudos de Caso, December 14, 2012, Departamento de Ambiente e Ordenamento, Universidade de Aveiro, Associação Industrial do Distrito de Aveiro, Aveiro.

 

Garcia, R., Marques, P., Freire, F. (2012). "Environmental Life-Cycle Assessment of Electric and Conventional Passenger Cars for Portugal". Expert-Workshop organized by the International Energy Agency (IEA) HEV task 19 “Life Cycle Assessment of Electric Vehicles: "Life Cycle Assessment of Electric Vehicles - From raw material resources to waste management of vehicles with an electric drivetrain”, December 7, 2012; Braunschweig, German.

 

Marques, P., Freire, F. (2012). “Environmental Life-Cycle Assessment of Electric and Conventional Passenger Cars for Portugal”.Seminário ACV: Fundamentos e Estudos de Caso, December 14, 2012, Departamento de Ambiente e Ordenamento, Universidade de Aveiro, Associação Industrial do Distrito de Aveiro, Aveiro.

Queirós, J., Caldeira, C., Castanheira, É.G., Freire, F. (2012). “Avaliação de ciclo de vida do biodiesel: óleos alimentares usados vs óleo de soja”. Workshop “A importância da rede EBTP e o impacto para Portugal no desenvolvimento de tecnologias sustentáveis e gestão de resíduos”. CVR into EBTP - European Biofuels Technology Platform. CVR - Centro para a Valorização de Resíduos, Universidade do Minho, Guimarães, 31 Outubro 2012.

 


Oral communications
 (for oral communications with a conference paper, see previous list) 

Castanheira, É. G. (2012). “Avaliação de Ciclo de Vida e indicadores de sustentabilidade ambiental na agricultura”. Ciclo de palestras “Sustentabilidade na agricultura”. Escola Superior Agrária de Coimbra, 10 de Fevereiro de 2012.

Garcia, R., Fausto, F. (2012). Carbon footprint of wood-based panels: different methodologies leading to contradictory results. 1st Indian Life Cycle Assessment and Management Conference (ILCM 2012), August 21-23, New Delhi, India.

Monteiro, H., Freire, F., Fernandez, J. (2012) “Extended life cycle assessment of Low-energy houses in the Mediterranean context”. 3rd MIT Portugal Conference – Session “Focus on Leaders- Students’ Pitch”, May 29, 2012 (Awarded the 3rd best presentation, with a FNAC card).

Posters

Caldeira, C., Gülsen, E., Olivetti, E., Castanheira, É.G., Figueiredo, F., Malça, J., Dias, L., Kirchain, R., Freire, F. (2012) "Capturing Uncertainty in Biofuels for Transportation. Resolving Environmental Performance and Enabling Improved Use", Gordon Research Conference on Industrial Ecology, Les Diablerets, Switerzland,  June 18 - 22, 2012

Carvalho, A. L., Antunes, C. H., Freire, F. (2012). “An integrated assessment methodology applied to the Brazilian bioethanol”. 3rd MIT Portugal Conference - Excellence in Engineering for Innovation in Global Markets, 28-29 May, Guimarães, Portugal.

Carvalho, A. L., Antunes, C. H., Freire, F. (2012). “Um modelo IO multi-objetivo aplicado a economia brasileira”. Congresso Latino-Iberoamericano de Investigação Operativa, 24-28 de Setembro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.

Castanheira, É.G., Freire, F. (2012) “Life-cycle GHG assessment of soybean biodiesel”. 3rd MIT Portugal Conference, Excellence in Engineering for Innovation in Global Markets, University of Minho, Guimarães, May 28-29 2012.

Garcia, R., Freire, F. (2012) “Assessing electric-vehicle systems: A fleet-based LCA framework incorporating consequential modeling”. 3rd MIT Portugal Conference, Excellence in Engineering for Innovation in Global Markets, University of Minho, Guimarães, May 28-29 2012.

Monteiro, H., Freire, F., Fernandez, J. (2012) “Extended life cycle assessment of Low-energy houses in the Mediterranean context”. 3rd MIT Portugal Conference, Excellence in Engineering for Innovation in Global Markets, University of Minho, Guimarães, May 28-29 2012 (Selected as one of the most voted posters).

Monteiro, H., Freire, F., Fernandez, J. (2012) “From business as usual to Low-energy Mediterranean houses – Life cycle assessment of constructive passive measures” in the 1st MIT Portugal Energy club Energy night, Lisbon, June 1st, 2012.

 

Technical Reports

Castanheira, É., and Freire, F. (2012). Avaliação de Ciclo de Vida das emissões de Gases com Efeito de Estufa da Produção de Biodiesel de Soja na Iberol. Relatório Específico (Confidencial) elaborado para a Iberol – Sociedade Ibérica de Biocombustíveis e Oleaginosas, S.A., no âmbito do protocolo de colaboração entre a APPB e a ADAI. Coimbra, Março de 2012.

 

Castanheira, É., and Freire, F. (2012). Avaliação de Ciclo de Vida das emissões de Gases com Efeito de Estufa da Produção de Biodiesel de Soja na Biovegetal. Relatório Específico (Confidencial) elaborado para a Biovegetal – Combustíveis Biológicos e Vegetais, S.A. - Grupo SGC, no âmbito do protocolo de colaboração entre a APPB e a ADAI. Coimbra, Janeiro de 2012.

 

Castanheira, É., and Freire, F. (2012). Avaliação de Ciclo de Vida das emissões de Gases com Efeito de Estufa da Produção de Biodiesel de Soja na Prio. Relatório Específico (Confidencial) elaborado para a Prio Biocombustíveis S.A. - Grupo Martifer, no âmbito do protocolo de colaboração entre a APPB e a ADAI. Coimbra, Janeiro de 2012.

 

Castanheira É., and Freire, F. (2012). Avaliação de Ciclo de Vida das emissões de Gases com Efeito de Estufa da Produção de Biodiesel de Soja na Sovena. Relatório Específico (Confidencial) elaborado para a Sovena Oilseeds Portugal, S.A. -Grupo Nutrinveste, no âmbito do protocolo de colaboração entre a APPB e a ADAI. Coimbra, Janeiro de 2012.

 

Castanheira É., and Freire, F. (2012). Avaliação de Ciclo de Vida das emissões de Gases com Efeito de Estufa da Produção de Biodiesel de Soja na Torrejana. Relatório Específico (Confidencial) elaborado para a Fábrica Torrejana de Biocombustíveis, S.A., no âmbito do protocolo de colaboração entre a APPB e a ADAI. Coimbra, Janeiro de 2012.

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Papers in international periodicals with scientific refereeing

 

Batterman, S., Martins, A., Antunes, C., Freire, F., Gameiro, M. (2011). "Development and Application of Competencies for Graduate Programs in Energy and Sustainability". Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice, vol. 137 (4), pp. 198-207. http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)EI.1943-5541.0000069.

 

Garcia, R., Freire, F. (2011). “Modelação Energética e Ambiental do Ciclo de Vida de Painéis Aglomerados de Partículas”. Construlink, 28 (9), pp 22-30. http://www.construlink.com

 

Malça, J., Freire, F. (2011). "Life-cycle studies of biodiesel in Europe: A review addressing the variability of results and modeling issues". Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Vol. 15, nº1, 338–351. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2010.09.013

 

Monteiro, H., Freire, F. (2011). "Environmental Life-Cycle Impacts of a Single-family House in Portugal: Assessing Alternative Exterior Walls with two methods", Gazi University Journal of Science (GU J Sci) 24, 3: 527 - 534. http://www.fbe.gazi.edu.tr/dergi/ojs/index.php/GUJS/article/view/600

 

Theses

 

PhD Theses

 

João Manuel N. Malça de Matos Ferreira (2011). “Incorporating uncertainty in the life-cycle modeling of biofuels: Energy renewability and GHG intensity of bioethanol and biodiesel in Europe”. PhD Thesis in Mechanical Engineering. Supervisor Prof. Fausto Freire. University of Coimbra.

 

Environmental Engineering Integrated Master Theses

 

Filipa Figueiredo. (2011) "Sunflower and microalgae for Biodiesel production in Portugal: A comparative Life-cycle Assessment" (In Portuguese: "Biodiesel de girassol ou microalgas em Portugal: Uma avaliação comparativa de ciclo de vida.") Environmental Engineering Integrated Master Thesis. Supervisor Prof. Fausto Freire. Grade: 18 (out of 20.) University of Coimbra, Portugal.

Published book chapters

Malça, J., Freire, F. (2011). “Uncertainty Analysis of the Life-cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Energy Renewability of Biofuels". In: Environmental Impact of Biofuels, Marco Aurélio dos Santos Bernardes ed., chapter 10, 26 pp., InTech Publishers, Vienna. ISBN: 978-953-307-178-7.

Papers in conference proceedings

Castanheira, É.G., Freire, F. (2011). “Environmental performance of palm oil biodiesel in a life-cycle perspective". IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology (ISSST). 6 pages. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ISSST.2011.5936843

 

Castanheira, É.G., Freire, F. (2011). “Life cycle assessment of palm oil biodiesel addressing land use change.".  ECOS2011, The 24th International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems. NoviSad. 

 

Castanheira, É.G., Freire, F.(2011). “LC GHG Assessment of soybeans."  LCM 2011 - Towards Life Cycle Sustainability Management. Berlin. 

 

Ferreira, C., Ribeiro, B., Mendes, R., Freire, F. (2011). “Life cycle Assessment of a civil emulsion explosive”. In: 6º EFEE European Federation of Explosives Engineers. Lisboa. Proceedings of the European Federation of Explosives Engineers 2011. 

 

Ferreira, C., Ribeiro, B., Mendes, R., Freire, F. (2011). “Life-Cycle Assessment of the ammunition demilitarization” at the AVT – 177 – Munition and Propellant Disposal and its Impact on the Environment, 17-20 October, 2011, Edinburgh, England. 

 

Garcia, R., Freire, F. (2011). “Avaliação comparativa de instrumentos de gestão ambiental aplicados a painéis de madeira.". In: 1º Congresso IBERO-LATINOAMERICANO da madeira na construção. Coimbra.

 

Garcia, R., Freire, F. “Comparative assessment of environmental life-cycle-based tools: an application to particleboard”. IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology (ISSST), 2011. 1 page. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ISSST.2011.5936915

 

Garcia, R., Freire, F. (2011). “Modelação energética e ambiental do ciclo de vida de painéis aglomerados de partículas.". In: 1º Congresso IBERO-LATINOAMERICANO da madeira na construção. Coimbra. 

 

Malça, J., Freire, F. “Capturing Uncertainty in GHG Savings and Carbon Payback Time of Rapeseed Oil displacing Fossil Diesel in Europe". 2011 IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology (ISSST). 6 pages. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ISSST.2011.5936887

 

Malça, J., Freire, F. (2011). “Uncertainty analysis in life cycle GHG emissions and energy efficiency of bioethanol replacing gasoline.". ECOS 2011, The 24 th International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems. NoviSad.

 

Safaei, A., Freire, F., Antunes, H. (2011). "A Mixed Integer Linear Programming Model to Minimize the Life-Cycle Costs of Meeting Energy Demand in Service Sector Buildings". ICEET 2011 - International Conference on Environmental Engineering and Technology, July 13-15, Amsterdam, Netherlands.


Oral communications
 (for oral communications with a conference paper, see previous list) 

 

Castanheira, É.G. (2011). “Avaliação de Ciclo de Vida de Biocombustíveis”. Post-graduation in Energy-Biomass as a source of energy – Conversion and use. Electrotechnics and Energy Institute (IEE), University of São Paulo, Brazil, 11th November 2011.

 

Castanheira, É.G. (2011). Define a PhD proposal - Environmental Assessment of Biodiesel: A life cycle multi-criteria decision-support approach. 2011 SES Spring Workshop ITECons, Coimbra, March 24th, 2011.

 

Castanheira, É.G., Freire, F. (2011). “GHG life-cycle assessment of soybean-based biodiesel: assessing the implications of alternative land use change scenarios”. Workshop on land use impact of bioenergy - Quantifying and managing land use impacts of bioenergy. Organized by IEA Bioenergy (Tasks 38, 40 and 43). Campinas, Brazil, 19-21 September 2011. 

 

Ferreira, C., Ribeiro, B., Freire, F., Mendes, R. (2011). "Environmental performance of explosives: the LCA approach". Meeting of the International Corporate Defense - Environmentally Responsible Munitions (ERM) project, 16-21 May 2011, Sofia, Bulgary.

Ferreira, C., Ribeiro, B., Freire, F., Mendes, R. (2011). "Life cycle assessment of the ammunition demilitarization with valorization of the energetic material in civil explosives". Meeting of the International Corporate Defense - Environmentally Responsible Munitions (ERM) project, 15-16 February 2011, Bourges, France.

Ferreira, C., Ribeiro, B., Freire, F., Mendes, R. (2011). "Life cycle assessment and energetic material manufacturing". Meeting of the International Corporate Defense - Environmentally Responsible Munitions (ERM) project, 16-17 June 2011, Delft, Netherlands.

Freire, F. (2011) “Life Cycle Assessment: overview, life-cycle thinking and illustrative examples”. keynote lecture (invited). University  of  Michigan. Visiting  Partners Retreat , June 24-25.

 

Garcia, R., Freire, F. (2011). “A Comparative assessment of Life-cycle assessment and communication tools” at the ISIE 2011 – 6th International Society of Industrial Ecology", June 7-10, 2011, Berkeley, California, USA.

 

Gulsen, E., Olivetti, E., Kirchain, R., Freire, F. (2011). “Impact of Optimal Blending on Estimated Uncertainty of Biodiesel Emissions”. INFORMS 2011, Transformation, Charlotte, North Carolina, November 13-16, 2011.

 

Gulsen, E., Olivetti, E., Kirchain, R., Freire, F. (2011). “Understanding the Impact of Blending Practices on Estimated Uncertainty in Biodiesel Lifecycle Carbon Footprint”. ISIE 2011, 6th International Conference on Industrial Ecology, Berkeley, California, June 7-10, 2011.

 

Marques, P., Freire, F. (2011). "Comparative life-cycle assessment of electric and conventional vehicles in Portugal". 43th LCA Discussion Forum: Life Cycle Assessment Of Electromobility - Answers And Challenges, April 6, 2011, Zürich.

 

Marques, P., Freire, F. (2011). “Life-Cycle Assessment of Electric Cars: Comparison of 3 EV technologies with conventional ICE for Portugal”. Green Island Project: Research Integration Workshop, May 25-27, 2011.


Posters

Carvalho, A. L., Antunes, C. H., Freire, F. (2011). “An integrated assessment methodology applied to the Brazilian bioethanol”. E3 Forum - Education, Employment & Entrepreneurship, 30 June. Lisboa, Portugal.

Carvalho, A. L., Antunes, C. H., Freire, F. (2011). “An integrated assessment methodology applied to the Brazilian bioethanol”. 3rd Meeting- Energy for Sustainability Initiative, 23 November. Universidade de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal.

Castanheira É.G., Freire, F. (2011). “Environmental Sustainability Assessment of Biodiese”l. 3º Encontro EfS - Alunos & Empresas 2011. Coimbra, 23th November 2011.

Castanheira É.G., Freire, F. (2011). “Environmental life cycle assessment palm oil biodiesel in Colombia addressing alternative land use change and practices”. Workshop on land use impact of bioenergy - Quantifying and managing land use impacts of bioenergy. Organized by IEA Bioenergy (Tasks 38, 40 and 43). Campinas, Brazil, 19-21 September 2011.

Garcia, R., Freire, F. (2011). “Comparative assessment of environmental life-cycle-based tools: an application to particleboard”. 2011 IEEE ISSST - International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology, May 16-18, 2011, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Garcia, R., Freire, F. (2011). “Assessing Electric Vehicle Systems: A Fleet-Based LCA Framework Incorporating Consequential Modeling”. 3º Encontro EfS - Alunos & Empresas 2011. Coimbra, 23th November 2011.

Monteiro, H., Freire, F., Fernandez, J. (2011). “Extended LCA of Low-Energy Houses for Mediterranean Climate” – Poster presented in MIT ESD Engineering systems student society, 8th annual poster session, November 21.

Monteiro, H., Freire, F., Fernandez, J. (2011). “Life-cycle assessment of low-energy Mediterranean houses”, Poster presented in MIT energy night 2011, Buildings section, October 21.

Technical Reports

Castanheira, É., and Freire, F. (2011). Avaliação de Ciclo de Vida das emissões de Gases com Efeito de Estufa da Produção de Biodiesel de Soja em Portugal. Relatório Final elaborado para a APPB, no âmbito do Protocolo de colaboração entre a APPB e a ADAI. Coimbra, Dezembro de 2011.

Castanheira, É,. and Freire, F. (2011). Avaliação de Ciclo de Vida das emissões de Gases com Efeito de Estufa da Produção de Biodiesel de Soja em Portugal. Relatório Intermédio – Parte I elaborado para a APPB, no âmbito do Protocolo de colaboração entre a APPB e a ADAI. Coimbra, Abril de 2011.

Castanheira, É., and Freire, F. (2011). Estado da arte da Avaliação de Ciclo de Vida da Produção de Biodiesel. Relatório Intermédio – Parte II elaborado para a APPB, no âmbito do Protocolo de colaboração entre a APPB e a ADAI. Coimbra, Abril de 2011.

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2010


Papers in international periodicals with scientific refereeing

Castanheira É.G., Silva, P. (2010). “Governance of the emerging biofuel markets in European Union: the Portuguese context”. Global Business and Economics Review, Volume 12, nº 3, 230-251(22). http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/GBER.2010.034895

Castanheira, É.G., Dias, A.C., Arroja, L., Amaro, R. (2010). "The environmental performance of milk production on a typical Portuguese dairy farm", Agricultural Systems, Vol.103, nº7, 498 - 507. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.agsy.2010.05.004

Malça, J., Freire, F. (2010). “Uncertainty Analysis in Biofuel Systems: An Application to the Life Cycle of Rapeseed Oil”. Journal of Industrial Ecology, Vol. 14, nº2, 322-334. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1530-9290.2010.00227.x


Theses

 

Energy for sustainability MSc Theses

 

Helena Monteiro. (2010). "Life Cycle Assessment of a Portuguese House with Different Exterior Walls and Alternative Heating Systems ". (In Portuguese: Avaliação de ciclo de vida de uma casa portuguesa com paredes exteriores diferentes e sistemas de aquecimento alternativos). Energy for sustainability MSc Thesis. Grade: 18 (out of 20). University of Coimbra, Portugal.

 

Environmental Engineering Integrated Master Theses

 

Carlos Ferreira. (2010). "Integrated Life Cycle Assessment of Explosives Demilitarization: Incineration vs. recovery of energetic material". (In Portuguese: Avaliação integrada da desmilitarização de explosivos: incineração versus valorização do material energético). Environmental Engineering Integrated Master Thesis. Supervisors Prof. Fausto Freire and Prof. José Baranda Ribeiro. Grade: 17 (out of 20). University of Coimbra, Portugal.

 

Maria Inês Santos.(2010). "Life Cycle Assessment of a sanitary ware - Case Study: Roca S.A" (In Portuguese: "Avaliação de ciclo de vida de um produto cerâmico sanitário - Caso de  estudo: Roca S.A.") Environmental Engineering Integrated Master Thesis. Supervisors Prof. Fausto Freire and Dr. Sérgio Paulo. Grade: 18 (out of 20.) University of Coimbra, Portugal.

 

Pedro Marques. (2010). "Comparative Life Cycle Assessment of vehicles: Electric, Plug-in Electric Hybrid and conventional" (In Portuguese: Avaliação comparativa de Ciclo de Vida de automóveis:  Eléctrico, Plug-in Eléctrico Híbrido e Convencional). Environmental Engineering Integrated Master Thesis. Supervisor Prof. Fausto Freire. Grade: 17 (out of 20). University of Coimbra, Portugal.

 

Rita Garcia. (2010). "Comparative assessment of environmental life cycle management tools applied to biomass-based systems: particleboard and electricity" (In Portuguese: Avaliação comparativa de instrumentos de ciclo de vida aplicados a dois sistemas com biomassa: painéis e electricidade.) Environmental Engineering Integrated Master Thesis. Supervisor Prof. Fausto Freire. Grade: 19 (out of 20). University of Coimbra, Portugal.


Published book chapters

 

Castanheira É.G. (2010). "Processos e Tecnologias de Tratamento. Capítulo V", in Kikuchi R., Gerardo R. (eds) Gestão dos Resíduos Sólidos no Mundo e em África. CERNAS – Centro de Estudos de Recursos Naturais, Ambiente e Sociedade 2010.

 

Papers in conference proceedings

 

Almeida, M.I.A., Dias, A.C., Dias, B., Castanheira, É.G., Arroja, L. (2010). "Avaliação de impactes no fabrico de pavimento e revestimento cerâmico", Congress of Innovation on Sustainable Construction, Livro de Actas, Curia.

Balafoutis, A., Freire, F., Papadakis, G. (2010). "Life Cycle Assessment of sunflower oil produced in Greece and used as fuel in tractor diesel engines", Presented at International Conference of Agricultural Engineering (AgEng2010), Clermont-Ferrand.

Carvalho, A., Freire, F., Antunes, C. (2010). "An integrated assessment methodology applied to the Brazilian bioethanol case", Presented at Conferência para uma Economia Energeticamente Eficiente.  PCEEE: Comunicações painel 2 - Promoção da eficiência energética na Industria, Lisboa.

 

Castanheira, É.G., Freire, F. (2010). "CO2 and N2O emissions from palm oil plantations: impacts of land use and land change", Presented at 7th International Conference on Life Cycle Assessment in the Agri-Food Sector (LCAFood 2010), 7th International Conference on Life Cycle Assessment in the Agri-Food Sector (LCAFood 2010), Bari.

 

Castanheira, É.G., Freire, F. (2010). "GHG Emissions Assessment of Palm Oil: uncertainty and scenario analysis for increased production", 25th Mini-EURO Conference - Uncertainty and Robustness in Planning and decision URPDM 2010, Coimbra.

Ferreira, C., Girão, L., Freire, F., Ribeiro, J. (2010). "Avaliação Energética e ambiental da desmilitarização de explosivos “, Presented at Portugal e Conferência para uma Economia Energeticamente Eficiente, in PCEE: Comunicações Painel 2 - Promoção de Eficiência Energética Na Indústria, Lisboa.

Ferreira, C., Ribeiro, J., Mendes, R., Freire, F. (2010). "Life Cycle Assessment of the ammunition with valorization of the energetic material in civil explosives ", Sixth International Disposal Conference, In Sixth International Disposal Conference and Exhibition, Örebro.

 

Garcia, R., Freire, F. (2010). "Avaliação energética e ambiental de painéis aglomerados de partículas de madeira". PCEEE: Comunicações Painel 2 - Promoção de Eficiência Energética na Indústria, Lisboa.

Malça, J., Freire, F. (2010). "A comprehensive framework for incorporating uncertainty in the Life Cycle Assessment of biofuels for transportation ", 25th Mini-EURO Conference Uncertainty and Robustness in Planning and Decision Making, URPDM 2010, Coimbra.

Monteiro, H., Freire, F. (2010). "Environmental Life Cycle Assessment of alternative exterior wall system for a house in Portugal: Comparison of two LCIA methods", International Sustainable Buildings Symposium (ISBS) Ankara. 

Monteiro, H., Freire, F. (2010). "Life cycle energy and environmental assessment of alternative exterior wall systems", IISBE Portugal SB10 proceedings - Sustainable buildings affordable to all, Vilamoura, Portugal. 

Monteiro, H., Freire, F. (2010). "Life cycle assessment of a Portuguese house with alternative heating systems and different building envelopes",  CINCOS'10 - Congresso de Inovação na Construção Sustentável 2010, Curia - Anadia.

Paulo, S., Freire, F., Gouveia, J. B., André, Jorge, C. S. (2010). "Sustainable development scorecard revealing the hidden life cycle impacts ", 17th International Annual EurOMA Conference - Managing Operations in Service Economies, Porto.


Oral communications

 

Castanheira É.G. (2010). A controversa sustentabilidade dos biocombustíveis - O papel da Avaliação de Ciclo de Vida. Jornadas de Inverno do Mestrado em Gestão Ambiental da Escola Superior Agrária de Coimbra, 12 of February Coimbra, Portugal 

 

Castanheira, É.G. (2010). Environmental Sustainability Assessment of Bioenergy: A life cycle multi-criteria decision-support approach. Spring Doctoral Workshop of the PhD students in Sustainable Energy Systems (SES), Energy Systems and Policy (ESP) area. Coimbra, 26th March 2010.

 

Malça, J. (2010). "Life cycle assessment of energy and GHG emissions of biofuels incorporating uncertainty", Spring Doctoral Workshop of PhD students, Sustainable Energy Systems Doctoral Course, Univ. of Coimbra, March 26.

 

Malça, J., Freire F. (2010). "The biofuels conundrum: sustainability assessment and methodological challenges", “Renewable Energy Systems” course, Sustainable Energy Systems Doctoral Course, Univ. of Coimbra, October 15.


Posters

Carvalho, A. L., Antunes, C. H., Freire, F. (2010). “An integrated assessment methodology applied to the Brazilian bioethanol”. Spring Doctoral Workshop of the PhD students in Sustainable Energy Systems (SES), 26 de Março, Universidade de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal.

Carvalho, A. L., Antunes, C. H., Freire, F. (2010). “An integrated assessment methodology applied to the Brazilian bioethanol”. MIT Portugal Program’s - Second Annual Symposium: Creating Value through Systems Thinking, 28 September. Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal.

Carvalho, A. L., Antunes, C. H., Freire, F. (2010). “An integrated assessment methodology applied to the Brazilian bioethanol”. 2nd Meeting - Energy for Sustainability Initiative, 10 November. Universidade de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal.

Carvalho, A., Antunes, C., Freire, F. (2010). "An integrated assessment methodology applied to the Brazilian bioethanol case." Poster AGS 2010. 16-19 March, TOKYO JAPAN.

Castanheira, É.G., Freire, F. (2010). “Extended Life Cycle Assessment of biodiesel from vegetable oils”. Creating Value through Systems Thinking - 2nd MIT Portugal Annual Conference, 28 September 2010, FEUP, Porto.

 

Castanheira É.G. (2010). “Environmental Sustainability Assessment of Biodiese”l. Encontro EfS - Empresas 2010. Coimbra, 22th November 2010.

 

Malça, J., Freire, F. (2010). “Incorporating uncertainty in the life cycle modeling of biofuels: Energy renewability and greenhouse gas emissions of bioethanol and biodiesel in Europe”. Semana da Ciência e da Tecnologia 2010, Descobrir a ciência na FCTUC, November 23, Coimbra, Portugal.

Malça, J., Freire, F. (2010). "Life-cycle studies of biodiesel in Europe: A review addressing the variability of results and modeling issues", Industrial Ecology Gordon Research Conference Gordon-Kenan Research Seminar, New London.

Monteiro, H., Freire, F., Gaspar, A. (2010). "Extended life cycle assessment to improve residential buildings overall performance", MIT Portugal, 2010.

Safaei, A. S., Freire, F., Antunes, C. H. (2010). "Life Cycle Optimization Model for Integrated Cogeneration & Solar Systems", MIT Portugal.

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2009


Papers in international periodicals with scientific refereeing

 

Malça, J., Freire, F. (2009). "Energy and Environmental Benefits of Rapeseed Oil Replacing Diesel." International Journal of Green Energy. Vol. 6, nº 3, 287-301. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15435070902886551

 

Theses

 

Environmental Engineering Integrated Master Theses

 

Nélia Isabel Pereira Oliveira. (2009). "Avaliação de sistemas de recolha e transporte de resíduos sólidos urbanos: eficiência energética e emissões poluentes". Environmental Engineering Integrated Master Thesis. University of Coimbra, Portugal.

 

Mechanical Engineering Integrated Master Theses

 

Ana Rita André. (2009). "Avaliação de ciclo de vida de biodiesel com base na soja: considerando os efeitos directos de alterações na utilização dos solos". Mechanical Engineering Integrated Master Thesis. University of Coimbra, Portugal.

 

João Vaz Santos. (2009). "Avaliação de Ciclo de Vida de um Sistema de Conversão de Energia das Ondas em Portugal". Mechanical Engineering Integrated Master Thesis. University of Coimbra, Portugal.


Papers in national periodicals with scientific refereeing

Castanheira, É.G., Dias, A.C., Arroja, L. (2009). "Avaliação do ciclo de vida dos produtos lácteos fabricados em Portugal Continental." Revista  Tecnologias do Ambiente. Revista Nº 90 Julho/Agosto. http://ambiente.quodis.com/pt/revista/?view=artigo&nr=90&type=artigo&id=135

 

Papers in conference proceedings

 

Castanheira, É.G., Dias, A.C., Arroja, L. (2009). "Environmental Performance of the Portuguese Dairy Sector Using a Life Cycle Approach", American Centre for Life Cycle Assessment Conference: Life Cycle Assessment IX 'toward the global life cycle economy, In American Centre for Life Cycle Assessment Conference: Life Cycle Assessment IX 'toward the global life cycle economy', Boston.

 

Coelho, A., Nunes, J., Freire, F. (2009). “Avaliação de ciclo de vida de hidrogénio, produzido com base em biomassa, para utilização nos transportes”, 5º Encontro Nacional do Colégio de Engenharia Mecânica. 13-14 de Fevereiro. Guimarães.

 

Karagiannis, I., Freire, F. (2009). “Life cycle assessment of water desalination systems in milos and thirasia islands”. 8 pages. Presented at 1st International Exergy, Life Cycle Assessment, and Sustainability Workshop & Symposium (ELCAS) 4 - 6 June, 2009, NISYROS – GREECE.

 

Malca, J., Freire, F. (2009). “Assessing direct land use change in biodiesel GHG emissions: A life cycle model accounting for uncertainty”. Presented at 5th Dubrovnik Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems”, Sept 29 – Oct 3, Dubrovnik, Croatia.

 

Malca, J., Freire, F. (2009). “How uncertainty issues affect life cycle GHG emissions and energy efficiency of biodiesel”. 9 pages. 1st International Exergy, Life Cycle Assessment, and Sustainability Workshop & Symposium (ELCAS) 4 - 6 June, 2009.

 

Nunes, J., Freire, F. (2009). “Análise energética e ambiental de ciclo de vida da produção de electricidade com base em biomassa”. Presented at 5º Encontro Nacional do Colégio de Engenharia Mecânica. 13-14 de Fevereiro. Guimarães.

 

Quadros, I., Gaspar, A., Freire, F. (2009). “Avaliação integrada da microgeração com sistemas fotovoltaicos: caso de estudo do edifício do laboratório de aerodinâmica industrial”. Encontro Nacional do Colégio de Engenharia Mecânica. 13-14 de Fevereiro. Guimarães.

 

Santos, J.,  Freire, F. (2009). “Pegada de carbono e análise energética de ciclo de vida de um parque de energia das ondas”.Presented at 5º Encontro Nacional do Colégio de Engenharia Mecânica. 13-14 de Fevereiro. Guimarães.

 

Santos, J., Pardo, R.,  Acevedo, H., Freire, F. (2009). “Avaliação energética e ambiental de ciclo de vida do óleo de palma na Colômbia”. Presented at 5º Encontro Nacional do Colégio de Engenharia Mecânica. 13-14 de Fevereiro. Guimarães.

 

Posters

Carvalho, A. L., Antunes, C. H., Freire, F. (2009). “An integrated assessment methodology applied to the Brazilian bioethanol”. MIT-Portugal Program First Annual Conference: Engineering for Better Jobs, 7 July. Lisboa, Portugal.

Castanheira, É.G., Freire, F., Dias, A.C. (2009). "Extended Life Cycle Assessment of Bioenergy Systems." Engineering for Better Jobs - 1st Conference MIT Portugal. Lisbon, Portugal, July 7.

Castanheira, É.G., Freire, F. (2009). "Life cycle modeling addressing direct land use changes: the palm oil biodiesel chain." International Society for Industrial Ecology’s 2009 Conference, June 21-24th, Lisbon, Portugal.

Castanheira, É.G., Dias, A., Arroja, L., Amaro, R. (2009). "Environmental Performance of the Portuguese Dairy Sector using a life cycle approach." International Society for Industrial Ecology’s 2009 Conference, June 21-24th, Lisbon, Portugal.

Castanheira, É.G., Freire, F. (2009). "Life cycle modelling addressing direct land use changes: the palm oil biodiesel chain." Energy Research in Context-UKERC Annual Assembly and Summer School, July 5-10.

Nunes, J., Freire, F. (2009). "Life cycle energy and GHG emissions of biomass-to-electricity systems in Portugal." Life Cycle Assessment IX "'toward the global life cycle economy". Boston, USA, September 29 - October 2.

Nunes, J., Freire, F. (2009). "Lignocellulosic biomass-to-electricity systems for Portugal: Life cycle energy and environmental benefits." 5th International Conference of the International Society for Industrial Ecology, ISIE. Lisbon, Portugal, June 21-24.

Santos, J., Freire, F. (2009). "Life cycle energy and environmental assessment of a wave energy system." 5th International Conference of the International Society for Industrial Ecology, ISIE. Lisbon, Portugal, June 21-24.

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2008


Papers in national periodicals with scientific refereeing

 

Malça, J., Freire, F. (2008). "Biocombustíveis: Um novo paradigma para os transportes." ISEC em revista nº5. 6 pags.

 

Martins, A., Tadeu, A., Antunes, C., Freire, F., Bandeirinha, J., Dias, L., Lopes, M. (2008). "Energia para a Sustentabilidade. Universidade de Coimbra responde aos desafios do futuro". Rua Larga (Revista da Reitoria da Universidade de Coimbra), nº 20, pp.


Theses
 

 

Master of Science Theses (“pré- Bolonha”)

 

Érica G. Castanheira. (2008). “Environmental Impact Assessment of the Portuguese Dairy Sector using the Life Cycle Assessment tool”. MSc Thesis in Energy and Environmental Management. Supervisor Prof. Luís Arroja.  Universtity of Aveiro, Portugal. URL: http://biblioteca.sinbad.ua.pt/teses/2008001740

 

João Nunes. (2008). “Integrated Assessment of ligno-cellulosic biomass-to-electricity production: GHG emissions, energy and technological life cycle analysis" (in Portuguese: Avaliação Integrada da Produção de electricidade com base em Biomassa Lenho Celulósica em Portugal: Emissões de GEE, Análise Tecnológica e Energética de Ciclo de Vida). University of Coimbra, Portugal.

 

Mechanical Engineering Integrated Master Theses

Jaime Santos. (2008). “Environmental Life Cycle Assessment of Palm oil in Colombia” (in Portuguese:  Análise Energética e Ambiental de Ciclo de Vida do óleo de palma na Colômbia)" Grade: 19 (out of 20). University of Coimbra, Portugal.

 

Environmental Engineering Integrated Master Theses

Ana Filipa Duarte de Sousa Coelho. (2008). "Life Cycle Assessment of Electricity and Biofuel production systems from Ligno-cellulosic Biomass for Portugal” (in Portuguese: Avaliação de ciclo de vida da produção e utilização de hidrogénio com base em biomassa lenho-celulósica para Portugal). Supervisors Prof. Fausto Freire and Eng. João Miguel Nunes). Grade: 18 (out of 20).  University of Coimbra, Portugal.

Inês Quadros dos Santos. (2008). "Solar Photovoltaic Micro-generation feasibility Assessment: Comparison of two distinct service-building cases(in Portuguese: Avaliação integrada da microgeração com sistemas fotovoltaicos: caso de estudo do edifício do Laboratório de Aerodinâmica Industrial). Supervisors Prof. Fausto Freire and Prof. Adélio Gaspar). Grade : 19 (out of 20).  University of Coimbra, Portugal.


Papers in conference proceedings

 

Malça, J., Gaspar, M., Pereira, C., Antunes, F. (2008). "Estudo de Reconversão de Contentores de 20 e 40 Pés em Fim de Vida com Motivações Sociais e Ambientais",  Presented at 5º Congresso Luso-Moçambicano de Engenharia, In A Engenharia no Combate à Pobreza, pelo Desenvolvimento e Competitividade, Maputo.

 

Malça, J., Freire, F. (2008). “Uncertainty analysis applied to the life cycle of biodiesel”. In: Proceedings of the Bioenergy: Challenges and Opportunities." Presented at International Conference and Exhibition on Bioenergy, April 2008. Universidade do Minho, Guimarães.

 

Oliveira, N., Malça, J., Freire, F. (2008). “Environmental life cycle assessment of biodiesel from rapeseed for Portugal – comparison with fossil diesel”. Bioenergy: Challenges and Opportunities. International Conference and Exhibition on Bioenergy, April 2008. Universidade do Minho, Guimarães.

 

Oral communications

 

Freire, F., Malça, J., Serrano, J., Oliveira, N., Nunes, J., Santos, J., Silva, M. (2008). "Biofuel systems for transportation in Portugal: a "well-to-wheels" integrated multi-objective assessment,” Bioenergy: Challenges and Opportunities. International Conference and Exhibition on Bioenergy, Guimarães.


Posters

Malça, J., Freire, F. (2008). "Uncertainty Analysis in Biofuel Systems: An Application to the Life Cycle of Biodiesel from Rapeseed Oil ". Gordon Research Conference on Industrial Ecology: New London, NH, USA August 17–22.

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2007

Papers in national periodicals with scientific refereeing

Nunes, J., Freire, F. (2007) “Advanced Technologies for electricity production based on ligno-cellulosic biomass” (in Portuguese: Tecnologias Avançadas para a Produção de Electricidade com base em Biomassa Lenho-Celulósica). Revista Engenharia Química: indústria, ciência e tecnologia. Vol. 6, Special Issue, 26-32.


Published book chapters

 

Malça, J., Gaspar, Marcelo., Pereira, Cândida., Antunes, Fernando (2007). "Treadle Pumps: Improvements and Their Contribution towards Poverty Alleviation."  In Sustainable Development: Issues and Perspectives, 269 - 302. . New Delhi: DK Printworld Ltd.

Papers in conference proceedings

Batterman, S., Chin, J., Freire, F., Malça, J. (2007). “Incorporating local scale impacts into LCAs: Comparing conventional and ethanol fuels”. SETAC Europe 17th Annual Meeting - Multiple stressors for the environment and human health: Present and future challenges and perspectives, 20-24 May, Porto, Portugal, p.23.

Freire F., Malça, J. (2007). “Environmental and economic aspects of bioethanol and bioETBE replacing gasoline”. In: Proceedings of SETAC Europe 17th Annual Meeting - Multiple stressors for the environment and human health: Present and future challenges and perspectives, 20-24 May, Porto, Portugal.

Malça, J., Freire, F. (2007). “Energy and environmental benefits of rapeseed oil replacing diesel”. 3rd International Energy, Exergy and Environment Symposium (IEEES-3). Évora, Portugal, July 1-5.

 

Oral communications

 

Freire, F. (2007)" Renewable Energy and the challenge of Sustainability: Integrated methodologies and approaches for Sustainability." Life Cycle Approaches to compare renewable energy systems, BEST Summer Course: “Renewable: new energies, old elements, new world, Coimbra.

 

Malça, J., Freire, F. (2007)."Biofuels for transportation, BEST Summer Course: “Renewable: new energies, old elements, new world”, Coimbra.

 

Malça, J., Gaspar, M., Pereira, C., Antunes, F. (2007). "Modelação Estática e Dinâmica de Sistemas de Bombeamento para Rega em Países em Vias de Desenvolvimento “, Trabalho apresentado em 7 º Congreso Iberoamericano de Ingeniería Mecânica (CIBIM7), in Proceedings of the 7 º Congreso Iberoamericano de Ingeniería Mecânica (CIBIM7), Mexico.

 

Nunes, J., Freire, F. (2007) “BioEnergy. Biomass for energy (electricity and/or heat) production," BEST Summer Course: “Renewable: new energies, old elements, new world”, Coimbra.


Posters

Freire, F., Antunes, C., Gameiro, M., Batterman, S., Martins, A. (2007). Energy for Sustainability: an initiative of the University of Coimbra. “Pathways to our common future” Proceedings of the Alliance for Global Sustainability. Annual Meeting 2007.18-21 March, Barcelona, Spain.

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2006

 

Papers in international periodicals with scientific refereeing

 

Malça, J., Freire, F. (2006). “Renewability and life-cycle energy efficiency of bioethanol and bio-ethyl tertiary butyl ether (bioETBE): assessing the implications of allocation”. ENERGY – The International Journal, Vol. 31, nº 15, 3362-3380. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2006.03.013


Theses

PhD Theses

Fausto Freire. (2006). “Life Cycle Activity Analysis: an Industrial Ecology Model Integrating Environmental Analysis and Economic Optimization”. Instituto Superior Técnico. Universidade Técnica de Lisboa. Portugal.

 


Papers in conference proceedings

 

Coutinho, A., Freire, F. (2006). “Life Cycle Assessment and Eco-design of Pharmaceutical Products: integration with EMAS/ISO 14000 at Bluepharma”.  “The quest for sustainability: the role of environmental Management Systems and Tools”. ESAC. Coimbra. September 27-29, 2006. 10 pages.

 

Freire, F. (2006). "A novel EMS tool integrating environmental analysis and economic optimization: Life Cycle Activity Analysis." The quest for sustainability: the role of environmental Management Systems and Tools. ESAC. Coimbra. September 27-29, 2006. 10 pages.

 

Nunes, J., Góis, J., Freire, F., Coutinho, A. (2006) “Fuel conversion economic analysis and CO2 emissions reduction of a cogeneration plant in a wood-based panels factory”, 7th European Conference on Industrial Furnaces and Boilers”, CENERTEC, Porto, April 18-21, 2006.

 

Oral communications

 

Malça, J., Freire, F. (2006) "A comparative assessment of rapeseed oil and biodiesel (RME) to replace petroleum diesel use in transportation", Conference Bioenergy – I: From Concept to Commercial Processes,Tomar .

 

Malça, J., Freire, F. (2006) "Life Cycle Assessment and Management of biofuels: improving the environmental sustainability of transportation energy systems," The quest for sustainability: the role of environmental Management Systems and Tools, Coimbra.

 

Nunes, J., Freire, F. (2006) "Lignocellulosic Biomass for Energy in Portugal: a technological and life cycle energy analysis", 2nd European Summer School on Renewable Motor Fuels.


Posters

Nunes, J., Góis, J., Freire, F., Coutinho, L. (2006) “Fuel conversion economic analysis and CO2 emissions reduction of a cogeneration plant in a wood-based panels factory”, 7th European Conference on Industrial Furnaces and Boilers”, organizada pela CENERTEC, Porto, 18-21 de Abril.

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2005 and Older


Papers in international periodicals with scientific refereeing

Ferrao, P., Figueiredo, A., Freire, F. (1998). "Experimental analysis of the drying kinetics of a food product", Drying Technology 16, 8: 1687 - 1702.

Freire, F., Thore, S., Ferrao, P. (2001). "Life cycle activity analysis: logistics and environmental policies for bottled water in Portugal", OR Spektrum 23, 1: 159 - 182.

Freire, F., Ferrao, P., Reis, C., Thore, S. (2000). "Life Cycle Activity Analysis Applied to the Portuguese Used Tire Market", Journal of Passenger Car – Mechanical Systems 109, 6: 1980 - 1988.

Freire, F., Figueiredo, A., Ferrao, P. (2001). "Modelling high temperature, thin layer, drying kinetics of olive bagasse", Journal of Agricultural Engineering Research 78, 4: 397 - 406.

Freire, F., Figueiredo, A., Ferrao, P. (1999). "Thermal analysis and drying kinetics of olive bagasse", Drying Technology 17, 4-5: 895 - 907.


Published book chapters

Freire, F., Williams, E., Azapagic, A., Clift, R., Stevens, G., Mellor, W. (2002). "Life Cycle Activity Analysis: A Case Study of Plastic panels". In: Technology Commercialization: DEA and related analytical methods for evaluating the use and implementation of technical innovation (Thore, ed.), 323 - 352. ISBN: 1-4020-7017-9. USA: Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Thore, S., Freire, F. (2002). A New Mathematical Programming Format for Activity Analysis and the Life Cycle of Products - ".Activity Analysis with Environmental Variables and Recycling: An Example from the Portuguese Bottled Water Industry"  In Technology Commercialization: DEA and related analytical methods for evaluating the use and implementation of technical innovation , ed. Sten Thore, 301 - 321. ISBN: 1-4020-7017-9. USA: Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Thore, S., Freire, F. (2002). Ranking Commercial Products With Harmful Environmental Effects - "Ranking the Performance of Producers in the Presence of Environmental Goals".  In Technology Commercialization DEA and Related Analytical Methods for Evaluating the Use an Implementation of Technical Inovation , ed. Sten Thore, 363 - 384. ISBN: 1-4020-7017-9. USA: Kluwer Academic Publishers.


Papers in conference proceeding
s

 

Freire, F., Malça, J., Rozakis, S. (2002). “Biofuel production systems in France: integrated economic and environmental life cycle optimization”. II Int. Conf. on Mechanical Engineering, VI Conf. on Industrial Thermal Energy, Renewable Energy and the Environment Universidad Central de Las Villas, 13-15 Nov., Cuba.

 

Freire, F. (2001). “Economic and Environmental Optimization of the Life Cycle of Products: Methodology and Applications". Oikos Phd Summer Academy 2001: Environmental Management & Policy And Related Aspects Of Sustainability”, University of St. Gallen, August 27-31, Switzerland.

 

Freire, F. Thore, S. (2002). “Life Cycle Activity Analysis: An integrated environmental and economic mathematical programming decision-support model”. Proceedings of the Seminar “Comprehensive economic and spatial bio-energy modeling”. Serie A: Options Méditerranéenes, nº 48, CHIEAM.

 

Malça, J. Rozakis, S. Freire, F. (2005) “Bioethanol Replacing Gasoline: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction, Life-Cycle Energy Savings and Economic Aspects”. Proceedings of the Life Cycle Management Conference. Barcelona, Spain, September 5-7, Vol. 1, pp. 510-514

 

Malça, J. Santos, C. Freire, F. (2005) “Life Cycle Assessment of bioethanol from sugar beet and wheat – comparison with gasoline”. 9th International Chemical Engineering Conference (ChemPor 2005). Coimbra, Portugal, Sept 21-23, 6 pp.

 

Malça, J. Freire, F. (2004). “Carbon and energy balances for biodiesel: Life-cycle emissions and energy savings”. Proceedings of the 2nd International Ukrainian Conference on Biomass for Energy. National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. Kyiv, Ukraine, September 20-22, 6 p.

 

Malça, J. Rozakis, S. Freire, F. (2003). “Análise Energética do Ciclo de Vida de Biocombustíveis: Aplicação à fileira do bioetanol em França”. 3as Jornadas Politécnicas de Engenharia. ISEC, Coimbra, November 19-20.


Posters

 

Ferrão, P. Freire, F. (2000). "Advanced Tools for the promotion of industrial symbiosis". Gordon Research Conference on Industrial Ecology: Engineering Global Systems. Colby Sawyer College. June 11-16, New London, USA.

 

Freire, F. Thore, S. Ferrão, P. Figueiredo, R. (1999). "Integrating Economics and Thermodynamics in the Optimization of the Life Cycle of Products". Gordon Research Conference on Modern Developments in Thermodynamics. Session: "Thermodynamics and Economics". April 18-23, Italy.

 

Malça, J. Freire, F. (2004). "Biofuel Energy Systems: an Integrated Approach towards Sustainability". Gordon Research Conference on Industrial Ecology: Major Technological Transitions. August 1-6, 2004. Oxford, UK.

 

Malça, J. Freire, F. (2004). “Biodiesel: energia alternativa (renovável?). Emissões de GEE e avaliação de eficiência energética – Metodologia e Aplicações”. 4as Jornadas Politécnicas de Engenharia. ISEP. 17 e 18 de Novembro. Porto, Portugal.

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On-going theses

  

PhD Theses

 

2009-… Helena Monteiro. Dissertation subject: “Integrating life cycle assessment and energy building simulation to improve residential buildings’ performance”. (Supervisor: Prof. Fausto Freire). MIT-Portugal Program FCT Scholarship.

 

2011-… Joana Bastos. Dissertation subject: “Integrating urban design and sustainable development: Life-cycle energy and greenhouse gas emissions from urban residential patterns”. (Supervisors: Prof. Fausto Freire and Prof Stuart Batterman). MIT-Portugal Program FCT Scholarship.

 

2012-… Carla Rodrigues. Dissertation subject: “Sustainability Assessment of Building Retrofit: An Integrated Life-cycle Approach”. (Supervisor: Prof. Fausto Freire). MIT-Portugal Program FCT Scholarship.

 

2012-… Carlos Ferreira. Dissertation subject: “Improvement of the energy and environmental performance of military ammunition:  an extended Life-Cycle approach addressing site-specific impacts”. (Supervisors: Prof. José Baranda and Prof Fausto Freire)

 

2012-… Chongyang Du. “Integrating Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis in Life-Cycle Sustainability Assessment”. (Supervisors: Prof. Fausto Freire and Prof Luis Dias). MIT-Portugal Program FCT Scholarship.

 

2013-… Shiva Saadatian. “Integrated life-cycle analysis of fenestrations: a multi-criteria approach”. (Supervisors: Prof. Nuno Simões and Prof Fausto Freire).