First Time Users

First Time Users

How do I cite ecoinvent?

While writing a scientific article or a simple report it is always important to report the sources of information.

The ecoinvent database should be cited as follows:

 

ecoinvent Version 3

Wernet, G., Bauer, C., Steubing, B., Reinhard, J., Moreno-Ruiz, E., and Weidema, B., 2016. The ecoinvent database version 3 (part I): overview and methodology. The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, [online] 21(9), pp.1218–1230. Available at: <http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s11367-016-1087-8> [Accessed DD MM YYYY].

 

ecoinvent Version 2

Frischknecht R., Jungbluth N., Althaus H.-J., Doka G., Dones R., Heck T., Hellweg S., Hischier R., Nemecek T., Rebitzer G. and Spielmann M., 2005, The ecoinvent database: Overview and methodological framework, International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment 10, 3–9.

If you want to cite specific dataset the recommended citation is:

 

ecoinvent Version 3

[Data generator and publication], [Activity Name], [Geography Shortname], system model, version of the ecoinvent database


example:
Nemecek, T., barley production, Swiss integrated production, extensive, CH, Allocation, cut-off by classification, ecoinvent database version 3.3


ecoinvent Version 2

[Data generator and publication], [Process Name], [Geography Shortname], version of the ecoinvent database


example:
Nemecek, T., barley grains IP, at farm, CH, ecoinvent database version 2.2