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Table 1 Overview of the inputs considered for the material footprint and CED approach

From: From cumulated energy demand to cumulated raw material demand: the material footprint as a sum parameter in life cycle assessment

Input category Material footprint
Inputs considered
Cumulative energy demand
Inputs considered
Fossil fuels Mass, fossil fuels Energy resources, fossil fuels
Biomass Mass, wood and other biomass Energy resources, primary forest and other biomass
Inorganic material Mass, minerals mass, metal ores mass, overburden and soil excavation Energy resources, nuclear (uranium)
Converted renewable energy Energy resources, solar, converted energy resources, kinetic (in wind), converted geothermal energy, converted energy resources, potential in barrage storage, converted