*27th LCA Discussion Forum

**Life Cycle Assessment in Industry: Challenges and Approaches to Make 
it more Practical

*November 17, 2005, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich (ETHZ), 
Switzerland, GEP Pavillon

Dear Sir or Madam,

The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zürich is organizing 
a forum on "LCA in Industry: Challenges and Approaches to Make it more 
Practical" on  November 17, 2005, bringing together practitioners and 
scientists working with and on LCA methodologies for industry.

During the 25th Discussion Forum "Dissemination, application and 
assessment of LCA in companies" it became apparent that industry needs 
more practical and simplified methods for environmental assessments. The 
27th Discussion Forum takes up this request. Application-oriented and 
scientific approaches for performing LCA in companies will be presented 
and discussed, in particular with regard to the chemical, material and 
electronics industry. Methodological solutions presented on the forum 
include generic tools for the estimation of inventory data of chemical 
production and end-of-pipe processes as well as various methods for 
shortcut or streamlined LCA developed in co-operation with industry.
The conference will facilitate the exchange of experience between 
practitioners from industry and developers of LCA tools. Representatives 
from industry will have the opportunity to learn about new and practical 
approaches and their implementation in companies. Moreover, they can 
challenge these approaches and influence future method development by 
expressing their needs to method developers. In return, method 
developers will have the chance to get useful feedback from industry and 
draw conclusions for further research and development.

Please find more information on the 27th LCA Discussion Forum in the 
attached invitation. The forum will be held in English.
General information on the LCA Discussion Fora is available at the 
following website:
Please send your application to the following contact: [log in to unmask]

<mailto:[log in to unmask]>*Proposal for additional short presentation (10 
min) are appreciated.

*We are looking forward to welcome you in Zürich.

Best regards,

Annette Köhler and Stefanie Hellweg
Safety and Environmental Technology Group
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH)

LCA Forum
EPFL, bâtiment GR, GECOS
CH-1015 Lausanne
tel: ++ 41 21 693 57 46
fax: ++ 41 21 693 57 60
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Yves Loerincik
Ing. dipl. EPFL
Environmental Science and Engineering
Life Cycle Systems and Industrial Ecology
EPFL, bâtiment GR, GECOS
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