Chalmers Conferences, LCM 2013

Jens Lansche, Gérard Gaillard, Thomas Nemecek, Patrik Mouron, Laura Peano, Xavier Bengoa, Sébastien Humbert, Yves Loerincik

Last modified: 2014-09-11


There is an increasing demand for LCA applied to the food and beverage
sector. However, major limitations in doing LCA studies in this sector are
currently the lack of inventory data and processes, and the absence of
consistency among existing food datasets. Several libraries of data on food
already exist but most of them provide little transparency and are often
incomplete, outdated or not regionalized. Therefore, there is a need to
develop detailed, transparent, well-documented and reliable data in order to
increase the accuracy and comparability of LCA in the food sector. This
need is being addressed by the World Food LCA Database (WFLDB)
project. The main aim of the WFLDB is to create a basis to assist companies
and environmental authorities in processes like Environmental Product
Declarations (EPD) or food eco-design, but also for academic research.


agriculture; food processing; food eco-design; environmental product declaration; LCI


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