INTEGRATION OF ENERGY SCENARIOS INTO LCA

06 Sep 2017
14:00 - 15:30
Salle d’Ecoute 1

INTEGRATION OF ENERGY SCENARIOS INTO LCA

A large variety of models exist to build projections about the future of energy systems. Scenarios provided by these tools can be integrated into LCA databases to build LCA models that are more representative of future situations. The realization of a practical connection between these two elements can be challenging and time-consuming. With the development of new LCA tools, there is an opportunity to build a common open framework to achieve this link more systematically. The workshop aims to state what has already been done, and the overlaps and complementary features between the existing projects. It also aims to identify the current issues and challenges and to establish a roadmap to create an open framework. Thomas Gibon (LIST) will present a methodological framework developed to assess the environmental consequences of a future energy scenario, THEMIS. Laurent Vandepaer (University of Sherbrooke) will present his recent work on the update of electricity mixes in the consequential version of ecoinvent to incorporate energy scenarios from several sources.
Participants will also be asked to introduce their work in relation to the topic. The workshop welcomes researchers and LCA practitioners working or interested in the integration of energy scenarios in LCA databases, large-scale LCA studies for policy support, and energy systems in general. To register, please contact laurent.vandepaer@usherbrooke.ca or thomas.gibon@list.lu Laurent Vandepaer, Ph.D. student, LIRIDE – Université de Sherbrooke, Visiting researcher, Laboratory for Energy Systems Analysis – Paul Scherrer Institute. Thomas Gibon, R&T Associate – Luxembourg Institute of Science & Technology