The ecoinvent Database

The ecoinvent Centre hosts the world’s leading database of consistent, transparent, and up-to-date Life Cycle Inventory (LCI) data.

With several thousands of LCI datasets in the areas of agriculture, energy supply, transport, biofuels and biomaterials, bulk and speciality chemicals, construction and packaging materials, basic and precious metals, metals processing, ICT and electronics as well as waste treatment, we offer one of the most comprehensive international LCI databases.

Our high-quality LCI datasets are based on industrial data and have been compiled by internationally renowned research institutes and LCA consultants. The data are available in the ecoSpold2 data format and are available in all major LCA and eco-design software tools. For more details see the section 'Implementation of Version 3'.

The new version 3.1 of the ecoinvent database offers many new and updated datasets. For users of the older version 2.2, version 3 also brings some changes to the underlying methodology behind the ecoinvent data, so we suggest you to read the introduction to ecoinvent version 3 and view the presentation first to familiarise yourself with the new ideas and concepts that you may encounter in the data during your work with the new version.