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TU-303: Improving the life cycle performance of chemical products and materials through data exchange along the value chain
Tuesday, 05/Sep/2017:
4:00pm - 5:30pm

Session Chair: Guido Sonnemann, University of Bordeaux, France
Session Chair: Carmen Alvarado Ascencio, AkzoNobel, Netherlands, The
Location: Salle E
European Convention Center - First Floor - "Salle E"

Session Abstract

Most companies are part of long and sometimes complex supply chains. Often the control over the environmental impact along the value chain is limited for one single company. The purpose of the session is to demonstrate how to assess and manage the global sustainability of chemical products and materials, taking into account their whole life cycle, to achieve real improvements. This includes the identification of hot spots and work towards sustainable innovation. Radical improvement along the value chain is only possible with close collaboration with suppliers; for example, through sharing supplier specific data on environmental impact of raw materials. There are many obstacles which need to be overcome before sharing data along the value chain: trust, data formats, methodology harmonization, etc. Together for Sustainability and the WBCSD life cycle metrics for chemical products are good examples of platforms that can help companies share information in a safe, fair and efficient way to steer to real improvements towards sustainable development. The proposed presentations are invited to cover the topics mentioned above and to address also the complementarity of LCA and risk assessment, the application of the green chemistry principles, and the challenges of establishing circular economy and bio-economy models in the chemicals sector. This session aims at gathering company experiences.

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4:00pm - 4:15pm

Rapid Estimation of Life Cycle Inventory

Raymond L. Smith1, David E. Meyer1, Gerardo J. Ruiz-Mercado1, Vinit K. Mittal2, Michael A. Gonzalez1, John P. Abraham1, William M. Barrett1, Paul M. Randall1, Briana Niblick1

1Office of Research and Development, National Risk Management Research Laboratory, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, Ohio 45268, USA; 2Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), Cincinnati, Ohio 45268, USA

4:15pm - 4:30pm

Current models and approaches for data matching and modeling of chemical production

Gregor Wernet, Tereza Levova, Guillaume Bourgault

ecoinvent, Switzerland

4:30pm - 4:45pm

PlasticsEurope experience in managing information along the value chain for RA and LCA

Guy castelan1, Quentin De Hults2

1PlasticsEurope, France; 2BASF

4:45pm - 5:00pm

Biomass Balance: an innovative and complementary approach for using biomass in the chemicals industry

Christian Krüger, Andreas Kicherer, Claudius Kormann, Nikolaus Raupp

BASF SE, Germany

Krüger-Biomass Balance-190_POSTER.pdf

5:00pm - 5:15pm

Sustainability at Teijin: Customer Benefit Model and Case Study Tires

Heidi Beers1, Harrie Bosman1, Marjan Kamer1, Pau Huguet Ferran2

1Teijin Aramid, Netherlands; 2Ecomatters, Netherlands

5:15pm - 5:30pm

Life Cycle Assessment of Acrylic Fiber and Garment in Thailand

Jagadish Barik1, Rajesh Singh2

1Thai Acrylic Fiber Co. Ltd., Thailand (Aditya Birla Group); 2thinkstep Sustainability Solutions Pvt. Ltd., India


Life cycle atom economy – a case of dimethyl sufate production

Hsien H KHOO

Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences, Singapore

KHOO-Life cycle atom economy – a case of dimethyl sufate production-152_POSTER.pdf


Environmental analysis of β-Galactosidase enzyme production from a LCA approach

Sara Feijoo, Sara Gonzalez-Garcia, Juan Lema, Gumersindo Feijoo, María Teresa Moreira

Uuniversity of Santiago de Compostela, Spain


LCA applied to a new Glycerol Biorefinery approach to produce high quality products

Erasmo CADENA1, Kathleen MEISEL2, Pierre RIGAULT1, Jose GUTIERREZ1, Antonio BARONA1

1VERTECH GROUP, France; 2DBFZ Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum gemeinnützige GmbH, Germany


Quantifying environmental impacts associated to sodium alginate extraction from seaweed

Pedro Villanueva-Rey1, Paula Pérez-López1,2, Stephen K Herbert3, Gumersindo Feijoo1, Maria Teresa Moreira1

1Department of Chemical Engineering, Institute of Technology, University of Santiago de Compostela. 15782 - Santiago de Compostela, Spain; 2MINES ParisTech, PSL Research University, Centre Observation, Impacts, Energie (O.I.E.), France; 3Office of Basic Energy Sciences SC-22.1/Germantown Building, U.S. Department of Energy. 1000 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C (United States)


Supplier Engagement in the Together for Sustainability Program from Life Cycle Thinking: BASF's Experience in Brazil

Taísa Cecília de Lima Caires1, Rodolfo Walder Viana1, Adriano Maia Oliveira2, Ana Ingrid Almanca2

1Espaço ECO Foundation, Brazil; 2BASF SA, Brazil

Caires-Supplier Engagement in the Together for Sustainability Program-252_POSTER.pdf


From sustainability assessments to value proposition. Case study: bio-based solvents for agrochemicals

Ivana Dencic, Ana Morao, Diana Visser

Corbion Purac, Netherlands, The

Dencic-From sustainability assessments to value proposition Case study-259_POSTER.pdf



Tamiris Pacheco Costa1, Ana Cláudia Dias1, Gabriela Silveira da Rosa2

1University of Aveiro, Portugal; 2Federal University of Pampa, Brazil



Traceability of sustainable materials and manufactured products

Andreas Ciroth1, Jutta Hildenbrand2, Christoffer Krewer3

1GreenDelta, Germany; 2Swerea IVF, Sweden; 3RISE Agrifood and Bioscience, Sweden


Life cycle assessment of space propellants and high-energetic chemicals: data barriers, solutions, uncertainty and confidentiality in an LCI database

Johan Berg Pettersen1, Håvard Bergsdal2, Eduardo João Silva3, Jonathan Ouziel4

1Sintef Raufoss Manufacturing; 2Asplan Viak; 3ISQ; 4Airbus Safran Launchers

Pettersen-Life cycle assessment of space propellants and high-energetic chemicals-606_POSTER.pdf

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