Combining Life Cycle Assessment and Material Flow Cost Accounting
Challenges and opportunities
Climate change, digitalization, Industry 4.0, or the Internet of Things are just some drivers of change that generate new challenges but also new opportunities for producing industries. The Live LCA solution provides quantified sustainability information and cost transparency for any specific product and production step. This results in improved economic and environmental performance.
Combining LCA and MFCA
The Live LCA solution combines the methods Life Cycle Assessment (LCA, product view) and Material Flow Cost Accounting (MFCA, production view) and includes live data for energy use, material consumption and waste generation.
Live Data and Full Cost Transparency
This enables full transparency where energy and material costs arise within the production system as well as live and automated LCA. This combination is the basis for energy and material efficiency, risk assessments, sustainability improvements and product development.
- ifu Hamburg
- TU Braunschweig
- eit InnoEnergy
Methods & Objectives
The energy efficiency and the environmental impacts for each manufactured product and each process step within the production and along the product life cycle were evaluated. This evaluation was based on existing data in a company, e.g. from energy monitoring systems, production planning systems, etc.
How you can benefit from Live LCA
Check out our software that leverages the results of the Live LCA project: