About ecoinvent

ecoinvent is a not-for-profit association. The ecoinvent database provides well documented process data for thousands of products, helping you make truly informed choices about their environmental impact.

ecoinvent in Brief

ecoinvent builds on more than 20 years of experience in LCA methodology development and LCI data compilation for different industrial sectors. With our broad international network of resellers and partners, we accommodate the needs of clients worldwide. Since 2003, ecoinvent has enabled companies to manufacture their products more in harmony with the environment, policymakers to implement new policies, and consumers to adopt more environmentally friendly behaviour.

Why ecoinvent


ecoinvent lays the foundation for your LCA study. With over 14,700 LCI datasets in many areas such as energy supply, agriculture, transport, biofuels and biomaterials, bulk and specialty chemicals, construction materials, wood, and waste treatment, ecoinvent version 3 is the most comprehensive, transparent, international LCI database.

Using ecoinvent Data


ecoinvent is used in a broad range of environmental studies including Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Environmental Product Declaration (EPD), Design for Environmental or Carbon Footprinting and allows you to conduct studies on different levels of detail: From screenings for basic, initial answers to extensive studies such as peer-reviewed, ISO complaint studies.