DF 64: Livestream / Video Recordings

Access to the livestreamlng will be available at the day of the event (payment required).
Videos will be available for free after DF 64 (estimated from April 04, 2017) via this link:  http://www.video.ethz.ch/events/lca/2017/spring/64th.html

DF 64: 64th LCA Discussion Forum

DF 64 — Novel computational approaches in LCA

Discussion forum on Life Cycle Assessment
Thursday, 30 March 2017, ETH Zürich, Alumni Pavilion

The basic structure of LCA computations is well established. However, the community of LCA software engineers is growing and more and more advanced analysis and assessment tools are being developed and used. The use, benefits, and potentials of such more advanced tools will be in the focus of this discussion forum. Examples include inventory calculations, integrated assessment, system modelling, database analysis, allocation choices, and spatial and temporal impact assessment. These advanced tools are usually developed for a single research project, and can be difficult to apply more broadly.

This discussion forum is intended to foster the exchange between and among software developers and potential users (LCA practitioners), both to guide future development towards a broader user base, and to allow software developers to benefit from each other. A special focus will be put on freely available tools and methodologies that are of interest to a large audience.


Final Programme

Download:    DF64-Programme_Novel_computational_approaches.pdf 

Time Title Speaker Affiliation
8:30  Registration, coffee & croissants    
9:00  Welcome and introduction Chris Mutel & Gregor Wernet  PSI & ecoinvent 
  Session 1 – Keynote presentations    
9:05  Ocelot
Guillaume Bourgault  ecoinvent 
9:35  Regionalized LCA in Brightway
Chris Mutel  PSI 
10:05  On the feasibility and many uses of precalculating, storing and accessing Monte-Carlo samples in LCA
Pascal Lesage  CIRAIG 
10:35  Summary and open discussion (10 minutes) Gregor Wernet  ecoinvent 
10:45  Coffee break    
  Session 2 – Regionalization, Big Data and data handling    
11:15  Linked life cycle data beyond ontologies (keynote)
Michael Srocka  GreenDelta 
11:45  Geographic disaggregation of ecoinvent
Adrian Haas  ETH Zurich 
12:00  Combining big data sources consistently
Gregor Wernet  ecoinvent 
12:15  Coupling GIS and LCA for the regionalization of inventory and impacts
Antonino Marvuglia  LIST 
12:30  Summary and open discussion (15 minutes) Chris Mutel  PSI 
12:45  Lunch    
  Session 3 – Advanced modelling and filling data gaps (short presentations)    
14:00  Agent-based simulations to obtain a sector- and site-specific inventory
Tomas Navarrete  LIST 
14:15  Integrating ecoinvent into an energy systems model
Kathrin Volkart  PSI 
14:30  Integrating LCAs with scenarios for assessing technology change on a global level
Anders Arvesen  NTNU 
14:45  Anticipatory LCA
Valentina Prado  CML 
15:00  Estimating missing data
Zoran Steinmann  Radboud Univ. 
15:15  Summary and open discussion (25 minutes) Gregor Wernet  ecoinvent 
15:40  Coffee break    
  Direct exchange – and further short presentations    
16:10  Direct exchange
Small break-out groups for each presenter and an oppor-tunity for interested practitioners to discuss their work in more detail. Presenters are expected to give practical guidance and tips to help practitioners apply their learn¬ings in their own work
16:30  Dynamic LCA
Greg Schively  CMU - remote 
16:45  Using predictive models to bridge data gaps in the stage of LCI
Rushend Song  UCSB - remote 
  Wrap-up, announcements & farewell    
17:00  Wrap-up and announcements
17:15  Farewell    
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