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2018

23 August 2018

Unpack ecoinvent version 3.5 now!

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30 July 2018

Catch ecoinvent version 3.5 soon!

Find out what you can expect from ecoinvent version 3.5, learn about ecoinvent’s current projects, and the upcoming workshop:

 

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2017

04 October 2017

New ecoinvent version 3.4 is out now!

One year after the last update of the version 3 database, ecoinvent is very happy to announce the release of version 3.4.

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07 August 2017

ecoinvent version 3.4 coming soon!

The fourth update of ecoinvent version 3 is due to be released in the next months. Read more about what to expect in the new version, learn about the projects ecoinvent has been working on and the changes to the organisation.

 

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2016

19 December 2016

ecoinvent Game Changers 2017

As the year 2016 comes to an end, and we begin our Christmas holiday, ecoinvent is happy to share the following news with our LCA community. We all wish you happy holidays and are looking forward to successful cooperation in 2017.

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23 September 2016

Special Issue on ecoinvent 3 & Maintenance Price

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15 August 2016

ecoinvent version 3.3 is here

The third update of ecoinvent version 3 has been released today – three years after 3.0 and only 8 months after the last update to ecoinvent 3.2.

The latest version delivers both in terms of quantity and quality - more data in form of a first part of the World Food LCA Database as well as various features providing more ease of use when working with ecoinvent.

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15 June 2016

ecoinvent 3.3 out soon!

The third update of ecoinvent version 3 is due to be released in the next months and will include a first part of the World Food LCA Database.

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2015

30 November 2015

Release of ecoinvent 3.2

Today, on the 30th November 2015, the second yearly update of ecoinvent version 3 is being released.

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24 November 2015

Release Date of ecoinvent 3.2

Early next week, on Monday 30th November, ecoinvent version 3.2 will be released. The second update of ecoinvent version 3 will include more than 2,500 new and updated datasets.

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07 July 2015

What to expect from ecoinvent 3.2

The latest version of the ecoinvent database will be released soon. To make the wait more enjoyable we will be looking at some of the highlights of the new version in the newsletters leading up to the release of ecoinvent 3.2.

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28 April 2015

A summer to look forward to!

ecoinvent version 3.2 will be released soon! The second yearly update of ecoinvent version 3 due in summer of this year will broaden and deepen the scope of the already existing data.

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2014

08 July 2014

Release of ecoinvent 3.1

We are happy to announce that ecoinvent version 3.1 is being released today! The new version is now available from the ecoinvent website.

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28 April 2014

New cut-off system model for ecoinvent version 3

The ecoinvent team is happy to announce that ecoinvent version 3.01 in the system model "Allocation, cut-off by classification" will be released early next week.

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25 March 2014

ecoinvent moves offices & user meeting at SETAC

  • The ecoinvent team has moved
  • ecoinvent User Meeting following the 24th SETAC Annual Meeting in Basel on 16th May
  • Coming updates, and renew your maintenance

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2013

12 November 2013

Get off to a flying start with ecoinvent version 3

  • Get off to a Flying Start with ecoinvent Version
  • Uncertainty Cleared
  • Special Sessions at LCA XIII & avnIR LCA Conference: Presentations online

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04 September 2013

Bugs fixed: ecoinvent version 3.01 is here!

  • Bugs fixed: ecoinvent version 3.01 is here
  • User Meeting & Data Provider Workshop: Presentations online

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20 August 2013

Errors corrected & plans for the near future

  • Errors Corrected: Bug-Fix Release Version 3.01
  • Plans for the Near Future

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24 June 2013

Foundation of the ecoinvent Association

  • Foundation of the ecoinvent Association
  • Become a Data Provider for ecoinvent v3.1
  • User and Data Provider Meeting

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06 May 2013

ecoinvent version 3.0 is released!

  • 6 May 2013: ecoinvent Version 3.0 is released!
  • Changes in the ecoinvent Board

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19 April 2013

Release date of ecoinvent 3

  • 6 May 2013: The Release Date of ecoinvent v3 is here!
  • Presales Price for ecoinvent v3
  • Key Features of ecoinvent v3
  • Changes and Additions in the ecoinvent Team

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2012

21 May 2012

Land use on global scale - publication

Paper assessing the diverse environmental impacts of land use, a standardisation of quantifying land use elementary flows is needed in life cycle assessment (LCA). The purpose of this paper is to propose how to standardise the land use classification and how to regionalize land use elementary flows. Int J Life Cycle Assess (2013) 18:1203–1215

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05 February 2012

Short overview of current activities of the ecoinvent Centre

  •  Meet with the ecoinvent team in 2012
  • New in ecoinvent v3 (part 2): new structural elements – a brief overview
  • Presales ecoinvent v3 for existing customer – still 12% discount on upgrade price

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05 February 2012

Change in the ecoinvent management

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2011

07 November 2011

Presales ecoinvent 3 for existing customers

  • Presales ecoinvent v3 for existing customer with a 20% discount until Dec 31, 2011
  • Reminder: Deadline for data submission for ecoinvent v3
  • New in ecoinvent v3 (part 1): system models

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13 July 2011

A first overview of new data for ecoinvent version 3

  • release date of ecoinvent v3
  • a first overview of new data for ecoinvent v3
  • ecoEditor – the data submission tool of ecoinvent
  • deadline for data submission for ecoinvent v3

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31 May 2011

Special Issue: Start of data submission for next version of ecoinvent

This newsletter convers the following topics:

  • Why submit data to ecoinvent?
  • How to submit data?
  • ecoEditor for ecoinvent version v3 tool

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07 January 2011

Short overview of current activities of the ecoinvent Centre

This newsletter convers the following topics:

  • Spotlight on International Activities of the ecoinvent Centre
  • ecoinvent data v2 validated by Swiss TS
  • further expansion of the ecoinvent Team

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2010

13 December 2010

ecoinvent Centre joins the Sustainability Consortium

The ecoinvent Centre, the world's leading supplier of reliable and transparent life cycle inventory (LCI) data, has joined the Sustainability Consortium to support the organization's life cycle assessment (LCA) work with its comprehensive LCI database.

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17 November 2010

Short overview of current activities of the ecoinvent Centre

  • Spotlight on various ecoDesign tools, using ecoinvent data
  • ReCiPe – Correction and Update of the Midpoint and Endpoint implementation

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26 August 2010

Short overview of current activities of the ecoinvent Centre

  • Reports and XLS files of ecoinvent data v2.2 online
  • Development corner: ecoSpold v2, final version, released
  • ecoinvent Workshop about new ecoEditor tool in Bari (Italy) and Portland (USA)

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31 March 2010

Short overview of current activities of the ecoinvent Centre

  • ecoinvent data v2.2 - new update of the database soon available
  • Enlargement of our team
  • Workshop "ecoEditor for version 3" at upcoming conferences

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2009

07 July 2009

Short overview of current activities of the ecoinvent Centre

  • Reports of ecoinvent data v2.1 online
  • ecoinvent Workshop at the upcoming R'09 Twin World Congress in Davos (Switzerland)

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22 May 2009

Short overview of current activities of the ecoinvent Centre

  • ecoinvent data v2.1 online
  • ecoinvent appoints members of editorial board and advisory council
  • Development Corner (I): ecoSpold v2 as Beta version released
  • Development Corner (II): Globalisation strategy of ecoinvent v3

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05 February 2009

Ecoinvent's position towards the ILCD initiative of the European Commission

In response to the many questions we have received from customers and sponsors, this paper outlines the position of the ecoinvent Centre towards the recent initiative of the European Commission DG-JRC to develop an International Reference Life Cycle Data System (ILCD).

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01 January 2009

Free Educational licences for Non-OECD Countries

From January 1st 2009, the ecoinvent database will be provided free of charge for educational institutions in non-OECD countries for non-commercial use.

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2008

08 September 2008

Call for Editorial Board

The ecoinvent Centre is looking for experts for its International Editorial Board.

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13 March 2008

Führende Ökobilanzdatenbank massgeblich erweitert

Immer mehr Unternehmen wollen die Umweltauswirkungen ihrer Produkte und Tätigkeiten kennen. Zu diesem Zweck setzen sie die Ökobilanzen ein, die die entlang dem Lebensweg eines Produktes auftretenden Emissionen und Ressourcenverbräuche quantifizieren helfen. Das Schweizer Zentrum für Ökoinventare, kurz ecoinvent-Zentrum, bietet seit rund fünf Jahren harmonisierte, qualitätsgesicherte Ökobilanzdaten an, die den Unternehmen die Arbeit wesentlich erleichtern.

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25 February 2008

New ecoinvent management

Bo Weidema together with Roland Hischier will take over the work from Rolf Frischknecht and Mireille Faist on March 17, 2008.

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10 January 2008

Short overview of current activities of the ecoinvent Centre

  • Final reports ecoinvent data v2.0 available for ecoinvent v2 customers
  • 2nd International ecoinvent Meeting, March 14, 2008 in Lausanne
  • New ecoinvent marketing and sales manager: Mireille Faist Emmenegger
  • ecoinvent Data now implemented in French LCA tool "bilan produit"
  • LCA expert in energy industry comments on ecoinvent Data

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2007

18 May 2007

ecoinvent presentations at the SETAC Europa Annual Meeting in Porto

During the SETAC Europe Annual meeting in Porto, Portugal, two posters of the ecoinvent Centre will be presented. The first one, presented on Monday, May 21, 2007, during the Life Cycle Inventory Session deals with the environmental relevance of capital goods. The other one, presented on Wednesday, May 23, 2007 during the Poster Corner Session "Methodological issues on LCA of renewable biomass energies" deals with the compilation of LCI data on biofuels.

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18 May 2007

Best Methodological Contribution Award for ecoinvent team

  • Best Methodological Contribution Award for ecoinvent team
  • ecoinvent going South-West: ecoinvent workshop in Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • ecoinvent Data now implemented in waste management software tool
  • LCA experts in building and construction favour ecoinvent Data

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30 March 2007

Paper on the environmental importance of capital goods and infrastructure published

Scientists working on ecoinvent datasets examined the importance of capital goods and infrastructures on the cumulative environmental impacts of products and services. The investigation revealed large differences between product groups and environmental indicators.

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