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: http://texma.org/lcaforum/
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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)

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