A Comparative LCA of Milk and Plant-based Alternatives

Courtney Grant

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Courtney Grant is a doctoral student in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where her research focuses on analyzing the environmental impacts of emerging technologies as well as identifying possible policy interventions that will lead to sustainable outcomes upon consumer adoption. Her research interests include life-cycle assessment, agent-based modeling, energy systems and technologies, and the energy-water nexus. Prior to joining UW-Madison, she worked for Environmental Resources Management as an air quality engineer and environmental consultant, helping clients across a variety of industries with air quality and greenhouse gas emissions modeling. She received her M.S. from the University of California-Berkeley in Chemical Engineering and her B.S. from the Milwaukee School of Engineering in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.


The global food system is at a crossroads for change, driven by increasing consumer demand for substitution of animal-based foods with plant-based foods. The dairy alternatives market, specifically, is projected to grow... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Courtney Grant (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
  2. Andrea Hicks (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Topic Areas

• Food, energy, water, and nutrient material flows and footprints , • Management and technology for sustainable and resilient energy, water, food, materials, , • Sustainable consumption and production


TS-23 » Sustainable food systems 1 (15:30 - Tuesday, 27th June, Room H)

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