ecoinvent - the world's most

consistent & transparent

life cycle inventory database

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ecoinvent version 3

The ecoinvent version 3 database is the third major release in the long history of the ecoinvent Centre. The latest version 3.1 includes hundreds of new and updated datasets.

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Buy a Licence

Gain access to our fully transparent life cycle inventory database, including unlinked unit processes as well as life cycle inventory results and impact assessment results. To buy a licence directly through ecoinvent you will first have to register as a new user. You would like to use ecoinvent in an LCA software? Then get in touch with one of our resellers!

ecoinvent in a Nutshell

Grasp the essentials of ecoinvent in as little as 2 minutes.


As ecoinvent offers so many features and possibilities it can prove a challenge to briefly summarise the benefits of ecoinvent. We've created a short video sharing the essentials of ecoinvent.

What We Do

ecoinvent is the world's leading Life Cycle Inventory database which delivers both in terms of transparency and consistency.


The ecoinvent database allows you to conduct environmental studies on different levels of detail. 


Who we are

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The ecoinvent website offers several sources of information to get you off to a flying start with ecoinvent version 3.


Forum for ecoinvent 3


Introduction to ecoinvent 3


Latest News

07 July 2015

What to expect from ecoinvent 3.2

Let's take a look at two of the features this new version will have to offer.


07 July 2015

ecoinvent User Meeting

Join us on the 30th August at the LCM 2015 in Bordeaux, France.


Cássia Maria Lie Ugaya, Federal University of Technology - Paraná


«We have been using ecoinvent since the first version, because it is possible to understand what is behind each data and to adapt whenever needed. Now with ecoinvent v3 this becomes even more promising, as adapted datasets can be reviewed and joined to the core database.»


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