Journal article

A model for streamlining and automating path exchange hybrid life cycle assessment

A Stephan, RH Crawford, PA Bontinck

The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment | Springer Verlag | Published : 2019

Abstract

Purpose: Life cycle assessment (LCA) is inherently complex and time consuming. atypically involves the collection of data for dozens to hundreds of individual processes. More comprehensive LCI methods, such as input-output analysis and hybrid analysis can include data for billions of individual transactions or transactions/processes, respectively. While these two methods are known to provide a much more comprehensive overview of a product’s supply chain and related environmental flows, they further compound the complex and time-consuming nature of an LCA. This has limited the uptake of more comprehensive LCI methods, potentially leading to ill-informed environmental decision-making. A more a..

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