New tool assesses the life-cycle impact of emerging technologies — despite data gaps

Posted by aclimaadmin | 17 maiatza, 2019 | Sektoreari buruzko albisteak

Researchers use life-cycle assessment (LCA) as a tool to evaluate the environmental impact of products and technologies across their entire lifetime — from extraction of raw material to end-of-life (disposal or recycling)

It is challenging to apply the conventional LCA method to new or emerging technologies, however, due to the sheer quantity of data needed for such studies. This study proposes a screening-to-LCA method that uses available data to systematically evaluate the performance of such technologies, and support the uptake of those that are most environmentally sustainable…read more

 

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