LCA training started in Hamburg

Jul 23, 2013

"LCA or Life-cycle assessment (also known as life-cycle analysis, ecobalance, and cradle-to-grave analysis)[1] is a technique to assess environmental impacts associated with all the stages of a product's life from-cradle-to-grave (i.e., from raw material extraction through materials processing, manufacture, distribution, use, repair and maintenance, and disposal or recycling)." Source: Wikipedia

This is what CASTLE's Work Package 5 is focusing on; quantification of environmental impacts of forest and bioenergy value chains as an important component of SIA (Sustainability Impact Assessment). This Work Package includes several modules covering theoretical and practical training in guidelines for LCA, training in the use of LCA for a number of purposes related to the forest sector; training how to consider biodiversity, carbon tracking and resource planning.

14 CASTLE Early Stage Researchers traveled to Hamburg to learn this all. July in Hamburg is giving its best; temperature is around 30 degrees Celsius. Today’s programme seems very interesting; today’s topics are data mining, impact assessment and selection of impact categories and the evening will be spent barbequing. German sausages perhaps?