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?
- 2019 - 2021
- Bernhard Steubing
- 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.
COLLECTORS: a cooperation between universities, NGO’s and the private sector.
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.
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.