The ecoinvent Database

The ecoinvent Center holds the world’s leading database with consistent and transparent, 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 materials, 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 generic 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 will be compatible with all major LCA and eco-design software tools. For more details see the section 'Implementation of Version 3'.

The brand new version 3.0 of the ecoinvent database offers many new and update datasets. As version 3.0 also brings some changes to the underlying methodology behind the ecoinvent data 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.