ecoinvent is proud to have released version 3 of the ecoinvent database, our third major release in our long history. After 5 years of preparation and work we are very happy to publish the result of our efforts. With ecoinvent version 3, you get access to several exciting new features and important new and updated datasets.
In addition to the many new and updated data, version 3 also brings some changes to the underlying methodology behind the ecoinvent data. This introduction will guide you through the most important new features, explain what changed since the last version and how this affects the results of your work based on ecoinvent. We suggest that you use this text to familiarise yourself with the new ideas and concepts that you may encounter in the data during your work with the new version.