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Research project

Materials Innovative Technologies Assessment (MIN-TEA)

How can prospective LCA be streamlined in a way that its practical application in research and technology development increases?

Duration
2019  -   2021
Contact
Bernhard Steubing
Funding
This activity has received funding from EIT RawMaterials, initiated and funded by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union, under the Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. This activity has received funding from EIT RawMaterials, initiated and funded by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union, under the Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.
Partners

COLLECTORS: a cooperation between universities, NGO’s and the private sector.

Short abstract

Early design stages provide most leverage for resource-efficient technologies, but prospective environmental assessment is rarely performed due to a lack of knowledge, data, and analysis tools. We provide education and software enabling industry and academia to screen emerging technologies for environmental hotspots. This is critical for a sustainable raw materials management, security of supply, resource-efficiency, circularity, as well as the competitiveness of the European industry.

Project description

In MIN-TEA we will:

  • Develop teaching material for prospective Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and conduct a number of courses for students and professionals;
  • Develop a software implementation of a streamlined prospective LCA methodology to support future prospective LCA applications in research and industry / technology development.

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