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LCA to go


Title: LCA to go - Boosting Life Cycle Assessment Use in European Small and Medium-sized Enterprises: Serving Needs of Innovative Key Sectors with Smart Methods and Tools

Abstract: LCA to go develops sectoral methods and tools for bio-based plastics, industrial machines, electronics (including printed circuit boards, semiconductors and passive components), renewable energy, sensors and smart textiles. These sectors have been chosen, as the manufacturers show a high interest in making clear the environmental benefits of their products to customers ("Green industries") and in prioritizing so they can reduce their environmental impacts. Carbon Footprints are a perfect entry point for SMEs to LCA strategies. Thus, implementation of an SME-compatible PCF methodology is a key element of the project. The project has to bridge the "language gap" between the environmental terminology used in LCAs and the engineering language of product developers.

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Duration: 12/2010 - 12/2014

Funding: 7th Research Framework Programme, EU

Partners:

  • Fraunhofer IZM (Germany)
  • ITR Tele and Radio Research Institute (Poland)
  • Technische Universität Wien (Austria)
  • Technische Universiteit Delft (Netherlands)
  • Simpple (Spain)
  • Ecodesign Centre Wales (UK)
  • Instituto Tecnológico del Embalaje, Transporte y Logística (Spain)
  • SIRRIS ASBL (Belgium)
  • Multimedia Computer System Ltd. (Ireland)
  • Asociacion Cluster de Telecomunicaciones / Euskal Herriko Elektronika eta Informazio (Spain)
  • Futureshape (Germany)
  • ELDOS Sp. z o.o. (Poland)
  • TAIPRO Engineering S.A. (Belgium)
  • Trama Tecno Ambiental (Spain)
  • VALSAY S.L. (Spain)
  • Carl Diver Advanced Manufacturing Consulting (Ireland)
  • Industrial Technology Research Institute (Taiwan)
  • United Microelectronics Corporation (Taiwan)

Contact: Dr. Rainer Pamminger