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Scientific Publications

This page offers a list and links to scientific publications for ecoinvent version 3, providing users with essential background information on the underlying methodology as well as on data specific sectors.

Special Issue on ecoinvent 3 in IJLCA

The following articles are the result of the collaboration of the ecoinvent teamexpertseditors and affiliated researchers. These have been published in September 2016 in the International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment (IJLCA) as part of a special issue on ecoinvent version 3.

The articles explain the basics of ecoinvent version 3, showcase and explain some of the major differences between version 3 results and older versions of ecoinvent, and introduce features and data that were added to the database with version 3.

Whether you already are an ecoinvent users or would first like to get more insight about what ecoinvent version 3 is all about – we wanted to give everyone the possibility to freely access these very insightful articles. 

The raw version of many of the articles which have already been published are therefore freely available here.

Special Issue Publications

Editorial: Hellweg S., Zah, R. (2016), What is new at the data front?  International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment. Free full article in IJCLA 

 

Ciroth, A., Muller, S., Weidema, B., Lesage, P. (2013) Empirically based uncertainty factors for the pedigree matrix in ecoinvent. International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment. Full article in IJLCA 

Cited by 52 (last updated 08 February 2018)

 

Del Duce, A., Gauch, M., Althaus, H. (2014) Electric passenger car transport and passenger car life cycle inventories in ecoinvent version 3. International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment.  Full article in IJLCA & Free raw version 

Cited by 18 (last updated 08 February 2018)

 

Lesage, P., Samson,R. (2013) The Quebec Life Cycle Inventory Database Project - Using the ecoinvent Database to Generate, Review, Integrate and Host Regional LCI Data. International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment. Full article in IJLCA &  Free raw version

Cited by 16  (last updated 08 February 2018)

 

Meinshausen, I., Müller-Beilschmidt, P., Viere, T. (2014) The EcoSpold 2 format—why a new format? International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment. Full article in IJLCA

Cited by 3 (last updated 08 February 2018)

 

Muller, S., Lesage, P., Ciroth, A., Mutel, C., Weidema, B., Samson R. (2014) The application of the pedigree approach to the distributions foreseen in ecoinvent v3. International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment. Full article in IJLCA & Free raw version

Cited by 27 (last updated 08 February 2018)

 

Nemecek, T., Schnetzer, J., Reinhard, J. (2014) Updated and harmonised greenhouse gas emissions for crop inventories. International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment. Full article in IJLCA & Free raw version

Cited by 35 (last updated 08 February 2018)

 

Pfister S., Vionnet S., Levova T., Humbert S. (2015) Ecoinvent 3: assessing water use in LCA and facilitating water footprinting. International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment. Full article in IJLCA & Free raw version

Cited by 23 (last updated 08 February 2018)

 

Steubing B., Wernet G., Reinhard J., Bauer C., Moreno Ruiz E. (2016) The ecoinvent database version 3 (part II): analyzing LCA results and comparison to version 2. International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment. Free full article in IJLCA

Cited by 9 (last updated 08 February 2018)

 

Simons, A. (2013) Road transport: new life cycle inventories for fossil-fuelled passenger cars and non-exhaust emissions in ecoinvent v3. International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment. Full article in IJLCA & Free raw version

Cited by 17 (last updated 08 February 2018)

 

Suh, S., Leighton, M., Tomar, S., Chen, C. (2012) Interoperability between ecoinvent ver. 3 and US LCI database: a case study. International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment. Full article in IJLCA

Cited by 13 (last updated 08 February 2018)

 

Treyer K., Bauer C. (2013) Life cycle inventories of electricity generation and power supply in version 3 of the ecoinvent database—part I: electricity generation. International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment. Full article in IJLCA & Free raw version

Cited by 42 (last updated 08 February 2018)

 

Treyer K., Bauer C. (2014) Life cycle inventories of electricity generation and power supply in version 3 of the ecoinvent database—part II: electricity markets. International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment. Full article in IJLCA & Free raw version

Cited by 42 (last updated 08 February 2018)

 

Wernet G., Bauer C., Steubing B., Reinhard J., Moreno Ruiz E., Weidema, B. (2016) The ecoinvent database version 3 (part I): overview and methodology.  International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment. Full article in IJLCA

Cited by 138 (last updated 08 February 2018)