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

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Research Specification

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 Personnel

  • Professors/Researchers: 2
  • Graduate Students: 26
  • Research Assistants and Technicians: 8

Specialized Equipments

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


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