Worth a Look: EcoInvent Life Cycle Inventory Data

Earth Intelligence, Worth A Look

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Created in 1997, the ecoinvent Centre (originally called the Swiss Centre for Life Cycle Inventories) is a Competence Centre of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich (ETH Zurich), the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research (Empa), and the Swiss Federal Research Station Agroscope Reckenholz-Tänikon (ART).

Our core product is the database ecoinvent data in its current version v2.1 – the world’s leading database with consistent and transparent, up-to-date Life Cycle Inventory (LCI) data. With more than 4’000 LCI datasets in the areas of agriculture, energy supply, transport, biofuels and biomaterials, bulk and speciality chemicals, construction materials, packaging materials, basic and precious metals, metals processing, ICT and electronics as well as waste treatment, we offer one of the most comprehensive international LCI databases.

On the technical level, the ecoinvent Centre is trusting since the year 2000 in the technical knowledge and the savoir-faire of the German company ifu Hamburg GmbH, under the lead of Jan Hedemann – company that developed and is operating the ecoinvent software.