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February 14, 2018

A new study released by the University of Manchester claims that microwave usage across the EU alone emits as much carbon dioxide as nearly seven million cars. The study used life cycle assessment (LCA) to estimate the impacts of microwaves, taking into account their m...

January 19, 2018

In the “Forest-based bioeconomy – benefits for climate, jobs and growth” event held in Brussels last November, the University of Eastern Finland (UEF) and LUKE Natural Resources Institute Finland called for an increased role and identification of research needs of fore...

December 4, 2017

ALCAS member Fibercon won the award for Sustainability and Environment at the recent Concrete Awards in Queensland.  The award was given for their Emesh 100% Recycled Macro Poly used for concrete reinforcing.

Fibercon has a devotion to sustainability and is a strong pro...

August 4, 2017

An LCA recently published in the journal Fuel compares three production methods of butanol.

  1. Oxo synthesis

  2. ABE fermentation using corn

  3. ABE fermentation using wheat

The ABE fermentation using corn as substrate presents the highest environmental impact and...

July 11, 2017

The following article was originally published in Steel Australia (March 2017) and is republished here with the kind permission of the Australian Steel Institute.

OneSteel has proven its commitment to sustainability by becoming the first Australian manufacturer of steel...

July 11, 2017

A new strategy for Life Cycle Initiative, the public-private partnership

Life Cycle Initiative, the public-private partnership hosted by UN Environment and tasked with enabling global use of credible life cycle knowledge, has developed a new strategy for its 2017-2022 p...

July 11, 2017

The Uni-Bell PVC Pipe Association, which represents US and Canadian manufacturers of PVC pipes, has published the first comprehensive environmental and performance review of water and sewer pipes in North America.

The study used LCA methodology to evaluate a cradle-to-g...

September 12, 2016

The Supply Chain Sustainability School ran a free event in Western Sydney on 18 August, 2016.  It was a very informative event with an array of brief, but interesting presentations. 

If you missed out, why not take 15 minutes to catch up on any one of the wide rang...

September 12, 2016

A recent study by University of Michigan Energy Institute scientist has estimated that using ethanol made from corn to power a car, will cause more carbon pollution that using gasoline.  This contradicts years of work by other scientists relying on life-cycle analysis...

September 11, 2016

Two recent publications will be helpful for analysts who need to understand nutrient modeling in  LCA. 

Marieke ten Hoeve from the University of Copenhagen completed her doctoral thesis looking at the management of pig manure using LCA.  Her final paper is "A life...

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If you are an LCA Professional with an interest in working overseas, this job may be for you.  Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg Sweden...

April 1, 2019

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