2.2.1 Life cycle assessment

Course subject(s) 2. System thinking in the industrial sector

In this video, we will dive deeper into the concept of life cycle assessment (LCA). You will learn that the industrial plant or production site is only one part of a product system and that LCA can be used for different purposes. LCA follows a specific methodology and they require careful interpretation.

Key takeaways:

  • LCA boundaries have to be carefully selected, with cradle-to-grave being the gold standard
  • There are different impact categories LCA can be used to evaluate (not only CO2¬†and GHGs)
  • How to calculate simple life cycle inventories
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