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Industrial International Chair on Methodology for Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
Industrial Research Chairs

Phone: (514) 340-5925 Fax: (514) 340-5913

Research areas description

Mission :

To deliver an integrated research program that increases basic knowledge and develops the generic life cycle tools needed to implement sustainable development in our partners' respective sectors.”

Goals :

- Integrate LCA methodology into the CO2 emission credit quantification process of the Kyoto Protocol

- Broaden the LCA framework to ingrate the elements that have been set aside up until now, including the “consequential”, temporal and social components

- Develop and validate life cycle impact measurement models and create new indicators

- Integrate knowledge with the development of decision-support software.

Research staff

Professors / researchers (2)
Number of graduate students: 26
Number of research agents: 8

Specialized equipment

SimaPro 7 consultant + Franklin Database

Gabi 4 professional + extended database

TEAM 4 + DEAM database

KCL-Eco + specific database

Ecoinvent1.2 database

External sources of funding

Alcan, ArcelorMittal, Bell Canada, Cascades, Desjardins, Eco Entreprises Québec/Recyc-Québec, Electricité  de France/Gaz de France, RONA, Hydro-Québec, Johnson & Johnson, TOTAL, VEOLIA Environnement