Consequential Life Cycle Assessment of pisco production in the Ica Valley, Peru

Gustavo Larrea

Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

Gustavo Larrea is a Masters student at the Department of Engineering at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. He has been working in the field of Life Cycle Assessment for the past two and a half years, focusing mainly on road expansions in the Amazon basin. The study presented here is linked to a completely different project, ECOPISCO, which delves into the environmental profile of the production of pisco, an alcoholic beverage which is an important symbol for Peru. In this particular presentation, a consequential LCA study is conducted for the expansion of grape production for pisco in the hyper-arid Peruvian coast.


Pisco is a brandy produced in regions of central and southern coastal Peru. Based on the Denomination of Origin requirements, no other regions are able to distill pisco or cultivate grapes for its production. In 2015 a total... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Gustavo Larrea (Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú)
  2. Ian Vázquez-Rowe (Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú)
  3. Ramzy Kahhat (Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú)

Topic Areas

• Industrial ecology in developing countries , • Food, energy, water, and nutrient material flows and footprints , • Advances in methods (e.g., life cycle assessment, social impact assessment, resilience a


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



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