September 3 - 6, 2017
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WE-202: I have a dream: Open Marketplace for Life Cycle approaches!
The Sharing and Collaborative Economy have gained a lot of traction the last couple of years. Many innovative initiatives sprouted around this concept, from peer-to-peer solutions to collaboration along the value chain. The topic of this session is how sharing and collaboration can advance the use of Life Cycle approaches. An open mindset and joint approach can create a multiplier effect for the use of LCA results, LCM methods/tools or LCI Data. LCA practitioners are always looking for relevant and up-to-date datasets, which are real foundations for LCA studies. However, the domains covered by different databases often do not overlap and it becomes necessary to mix different databases. Other problems that users increasingly face are due to the various data formats (tool compatibility, nomenclature, terminology, etc.). If we would – for instance – share existing LCA models around the world, that would really help people to get started with using LCA. Thousands of LCA practitioners have already gone through that same learning curve and know all the modelling tips and tricks. What if we could use that expertise and experience to help newcomers to LCA? What if we could make this expertise accessible for - in particular small - companies for which the initial investment to start mining fact-based information through LCA is simply incompatible with their resources? What if we could create a data system and an approach (including simplified versions) fully consistent over all industry sectors?
Sharing is becoming more and more commonplace, so why not share our experience and knowledge as well? Getting started with Life Cycle approaches would be easier if people had access to a library of models, studies, methods, tools and data for products, services and organizations, a kind of open marketplace. This marketplace could accelerate the adoption of Life Cycle Approaches by large and small companies. In fact, we have seen already a number of these initiatives emerge and think this will unlock the huge potential from the LCA Community. Consortia and collaborative programs are very good places to favor this sharing approach. Examples are A.I.S.E., Plastics Europe, Glass Fiber Europe, Steel and Aluminum associations, The Sustainability Consortium, etc. and projects such as ERASM SLE (database for surfactants).
This session aims to provide a podium/panel for initiatives from consortia, industry and data providers to share their successes in sharing and collaborating along the life cycle in providing such an open marketplace.
2:00pm - 2:15pm
MEANS-InOut: user-friendly software to perform complete LCI and share data of agricultural products
1UMR SAS, INRA, AGROCAMPUS OUEST 35000 Rennes, France; 2ADEME, France; 3UMR STLO, INRA, AGROCAMPUS OUEST 35000 Rennes, France
2:15pm - 2:30pm
Guidelines and documentation for Web-based LCA system (WebLCA)
1Sichuan University, China, People's Republic of; 2IKE Environmental Technology Co. Ltd.
2:30pm - 2:45pm
Making the dream come true: Sharing linked data and software with BONSAI
1BONSAI, Denmark; 22.-0 LCA Consultants, Denmark
2:45pm - 3:00pm
On the way towards an open marketplace: How to make the LCA world modular?
1Quantis, Switzerland; 2PRé, The Netherlands
3:00pm - 3:15pm
How Coatings established a strong bond with LCA and Sustainability: CEPE database and Ecofootprint tool
1CEPE, EU; 2Ecomatters, Netherlands, The
Roadmap Item: Inventory Model Description and Revision
1University of California, Santa Barbara; 2Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology; 3US Environmental Protection Agency; 4Eastman Chemical Company; 5Hexion Inc.; 6thinkstep Inc.; 7EarthShift Global
PlasticsEurope experience and perspectives in developing datasets for the LCA community
UNEP/SETAC Initiative technical support on data review and conformance: a summary of learnings
1SETAC, Pensacola, Florida, USA; 2University of Bordeaux, France; 3Consultant, Paris area, France; 4Greendelta, Berlin, Germany; 5Australian Life Cycle Society, Australia; 6Regenerativa, Santiago, Chile; 7National Metal and Materials Technology Center (MTEC), Bangkok, Thailand
Data-based compliance management for sustainable supply chains – Current approaches and concepts for the circular economy
1iPoint-Austria GmbH, Austria; 2University of Graz; Institute of Systems Sciences, Innovation and Sustainability Research
Mainstreaming Life Cycle approaches through the collaborative platform [avniR]
1avniR] Platform by cd2e, France; 2cd2e, France
On the road towards smart use of LCA data - A Swedish national strategy to provide reference data in key areas
1Chalmers University of Technology/Swedish Life Cycle Center, Sweden; 2RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB; 3Chalmers University of Technology; 4IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute; 5Swedish Environmental Protection Agency
A shared and recognised support data standard as a necessary first step towards exchange of LCA data and information.
Carbon footprint assessment of a wind power plant in Brazil: enhancing product value and life cycle management at Copel
1Companhia Paranaense de Energia - COPEL; 2Center for Sustainability Studies (FGVces) of the São Paulo School of Business Administration, Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV EAESP)
A system for sharing life cycle models - implications
Collaborative Life Cycle Activities (Co-LCA) to create Shared Meta-Analysis Dataset
1RENAULT, France; 2MINES Paristech, Paris, France
Highly aggregated vs. specific granularity – A database and software independent LCA modeling approach: An analysis and solution for copper inventory data
1Deutsches Kupferinstitut Berufsverband e.V; 2Quantis Deutschland
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