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The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment

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13.02.2019 | LAND USE IN LCA

An LCA impact assessment model linking land occupation and malnutrition-related DALYs

Land occupation is an important subject area in life-cycle assessment (LCA). All production systems occupy land to some extent and many food, fibre and energy production systems occupy large areas, as do some open mining operations. Some service …

07.02.2019 | ENVIRONMENTAL LCC

Estimation of shadow prices of soil organic carbon depletion and freshwater depletion for use in LCA

Europe wants to improve the management of its renewable biological resources by establishing a bio-economy. The bio-economy should create and maintain economic growth, while also reducing fossil fuel dependence and improve the environmental …

06.02.2019 | COMMENTARY AND DISCUSSION ARTICLE

Commentary on “Correction to: On the calculation of fuel savings through lightweight design in automotive life cycle assessments” by Koffler and Rohde-Brandeburger (2018)

06.02.2019 | LCIA OF IMPACTS ON HUMAN HEALTH AND ECOSYSTEMS Open Access

IMPACT World+: a globally regionalized life cycle impact assessment method

This paper addresses the need for a regionalized life cycle impact assessment (LCIA) method covering the entire world, including addressing uncertainty related to spatial variability and implementing state-of-the-art characterization modeling …

02.02.2019 | LCA FOR ENERGY SYSTEMS AND FOOD PRODUCTS

Life cycle assessment with primary data on heavy rare earth oxides from ion-adsorption clays

Clean energy technologies, such as electric vehicles and wind turbines, have increased demand for permanent magnets, and particularly Nd-Fe-B rare earth magnets that are used in electric motors and generators (Alonso et al. 2012 ; Smith 2015 ; U.S.

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The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment (Int J Life Cycle Assess) is the first journal devoted entirely to Life Cycle Assessment and closely related methods. LCA has become a recognized instrument to assess the ecological burdens and impacts throughout the consecutive and interlinked stages of a product system, from raw material acquisition or generation from natural resources, through production and use to final disposal. The Int J Life Cycle Assess is a forum for scientists developing LCA and LCM (Life Cycle Management); LCA and LCM practitioners; managers concerned with environmental aspects of products; governmental environmental agencies responsible for product quality; scientific and industrial societies involved in LCA development, and ecological institutions and bodies.

Papers on applied LCA/LCM, especially case studies, will be considered for publication if they are of general interest to the LCA/LCM community and present new insight or knowledge, such as a product that has been rarely or never assessed; a special interest operation, e.g. hydrofracking or Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS); novel methodology; or located in a non-mainstream region. In addition to LCA/LCM, papers on Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment (LCSA) and Social Life Cycle Assessment (SLCA) are also welcome. Life Cycle Costing (LCC) studies are considered for publication in the framework of LCSA (three pillar concept/triple bottom line).

Papers on the application of life cycle assessment methodology in single issue studies, such as greenhouse gas analysis as a means to assess carbon footprint, climate change, or global warming potential, will also be considered if the conclusions are clearly limited to the studied impacts. Discussion must indicate the limitations of not conducting a “full” LCA that accounts for all environmentally relevant impacts (i.e., the potential trade-offs).

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