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Measuring and improving eco-efficiency using Data Envelopment Analysis. A case study of Mahón-Menorca cheese

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Measuring and improving eco-efficiency using Data Envelopment Analysis. A case study of Mahón-Menorca cheese

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dc.contributor.author Sanjuán Pellicer, María Nieves es_ES
dc.contributor.author Ribal Sanchis, Francisco Javier es_ES
dc.contributor.author Clemente Polo, Gabriela es_ES
dc.contributor.author Fenollosa Ribera, M. Loreto es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2017-05-17T09:08:46Z
dc.date.available 2017-05-17T09:08:46Z
dc.date.issued 2011-08
dc.identifier.issn 1088-1980
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/81265
dc.description.abstract [EN] The concept of eco-efficiency can be defined with the "product value/environmental influence" ratio. Different models have been proposed to measure eco-efficiency. The main difference among them is the weighting system used to aggregate the environmental results. Data envelopment analysis (DEA) permits this aggregation without requiring a subjective judgment about the weights. In this study, we applied a DEA model to Spanish Mahón-Menorca cheese production to determine the most eco-efficient production techniques. To this end, 16 scenarios of Mahón-Menorca cheese production were built regarding technical (degree of automation) and cleaner production criteria. The environmental impacts were assessed by means of life cycle assessment. We carried out an economic assessment by determining the economic value added and the net income for each scenario. The results are referred to as 1 kilogram (kg) cheese ripened over 105 days. Through DEA, an eco-efficiency ratio between 0 and 1 was obtained. Three scenarios were found to be eco-efficient, with a high degree of automation (enclosed vat and molding and demolding machines) and accelerated cheese ripening. We used Monte Carlo simulation to carry out a sensitivity analysis to compare the influence of price changes on the eco-efficiency ratio. The results emphasize the consistency and stability of the eco-efficient scenarios. © 2011 by Yale University. es_ES
dc.description.sponsorship We gratefully acknowledge the financial support from the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science, Project CTM2006-12328/TECNO, and from the Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Project PAID-05-06-6733. We are also grateful for the help of the Consell Regulador de la Denominacio d'Origen Mahon-Menorca, Alcaidus S. A. T., Cooperativa Insular Ganadera (Coinga), Hort de Sant Patrici, S. L., and Iberlact S. L. en_EN
dc.language Inglés es_ES
dc.publisher Wiley es_ES
dc.relation Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia, Spain [CTM2006-12328/TECNO] es_ES
dc.relation.ispartof Journal of Industrial Ecology es_ES
dc.rights Reserva de todos los derechos es_ES
dc.subject Cost assessment es_ES
dc.subject Data envelopment analysis (DEA) es_ES
dc.subject Industrial ecology es_ES
dc.subject Life cycle assessment (LCA) es_ES
dc.subject Price simulation es_ES
dc.subject Scenario building es_ES
dc.subject Data envelopment es_ES
dc.subject Computer simulation es_ES
dc.subject Data envelopment analysis es_ES
dc.subject Environmental impact es_ES
dc.subject Life cycle es_ES
dc.subject Monte Carlo methods es_ES
dc.subject Pollution control es_ES
dc.subject Rating es_ES
dc.subject Sensitivity analysis es_ES
dc.subject Efficiency es_ES
dc.subject Automation es_ES
dc.subject Cleaner production es_ES
dc.subject Efficiency measurement es_ES
dc.subject Environmental impact assessment es_ES
dc.subject Food production es_ES
dc.subject Life cycle analysis es_ES
dc.subject Monte Carlo analysis es_ES
dc.subject Price dynamics es_ES
dc.subject Production cost es_ES
dc.subject Production system es_ES
dc.subject Spain es_ES
dc.subject.classification ECONOMIA, SOCIOLOGIA Y POLITICA AGRARIA es_ES
dc.subject.classification TECNOLOGIA DE ALIMENTOS es_ES
dc.title Measuring and improving eco-efficiency using Data Envelopment Analysis. A case study of Mahón-Menorca cheese es_ES
dc.type Artículo es_ES
dc.identifier.doi 10.1111/j.1530-9290.2011.00347.x
dc.rights.accessRights Abierto es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agronómica y del Medio Natural - Escola Tècnica Superior d'Enginyeria Agronòmica i del Medi Natural es_ES
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Sanjuán Pellicer, MN.; Ribal Sanchis, FJ.; Clemente Polo, G.; Fenollosa Ribera, ML. (2011). Measuring and improving eco-efficiency using Data Envelopment Analysis. A case study of Mahón-Menorca cheese. Journal of Industrial Ecology. 15(4):614-628. doi:10.1111/j.1530-9290.2011.00347.x es_ES
dc.description.accrualMethod Senia es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1530-9290.2011.00347.x es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpinicio 614 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpfin 628 es_ES
dc.type.version info:eu repo/semantics/publishedVersion es_ES
dc.description.volume 15 es_ES
dc.description.issue 4 es_ES
dc.relation.senia 206356 es_ES


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