PlasCarb project at the Life Cycle Assessment Workshop in Austria

On 6th February 2014, Peter Brandstetter from the Fraunhofer IBP introduced PlasCarb at the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Workshop organized by the “DRAGON” project in Austria.

Representatives of 12 EU projects funded under FP7 presented at the workshop and discussed their approaches to LCA, the benefit of LCA for their projects and the data sources and software used.

“Life Cycle Assessment“ (LCA) also known as “Life Cycle Analysis” is an important topic within all currently running FP7 projects dealing with “resource efficiency”. The term “life cycle” refers to the notion that all the stages of a product`s life from cradle-to-grave are considered. The principal aim of LCA is to compare the comprehensive environmental effects assigned to particular products or services in order to improve processes, support policy and provide a sound basis for an environmental-friendly decision-making process.

Presentations of the workshop are available on the website of the DRAGON project:

Source: “DRAGON” project