Webinar: Variations in frameworks for LCA: Implications on environmental performance of biofuels

Date:Tuesday, 14 December, 2021 Time:10:00 - 11:10


Fuel producers are increasingly affected by conflicting rules for life cycle assessment (LCA) as different frameworks all have different requirements and modelling approaches. This can affect the LCA results and sometimes the conclusions, and risk to generate conflicting recommendations on how a fuel’s life cycle can be improved, posing a challenge to all producers. The multiple LCA frameworks can give conflicting guidance regarding what fuel what fuel to prioritize or develop.

At this webinar we will present results from the research project Impacts on fuel producers and customers of conflicting rules for LCA. To what extent can the frameworks’ methodological aspects lead to diverging results and conflicting recommendations for environmental improvements and fuel choices? Is the multitude of LCA frameworks an obstacle towards the international harmonization of the LCA methodology?

With aims to increase the understanding on the multitude of LCA frameworks and the consequences of it, the webinar will also discuss how challenges can be addressed.

The webinar’s target group includes those working with standardization of LCA, policy makers and fuel producers, and anyone interested in applying life cycle thinking and life cycle assessment methodologies.

There will be time for question and discussion in the end of this webinar.

The webinar is jointly arranged by Swedish Life Cycle Center and the collaborative research program Renewable transportation fuels and systems, financed by The Swedish Energy Agency and f3 Swedish Knowledge Centre for Renewable Transportation Fuels.”


Sofia Poulikidou is a researcher at IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute. She has been working in the area of LCA and sustainable mobility for the last ten years. Her research concerns environmental systems analysis and LCA with focus on transport applications and fuels including biofuels, electro-fuels, sustainable aviation fuels and more.

Tomas Ekvall runs his own company (TERRA) as researcher and advisor in environmental assessment methods and is an adjunct professor in environmental systems analysis at Chalmers University of Technology. He combines internationally recognized LCA expertise with a broad experience from methods in energy systems analysis.


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WHEN: December 14, 2021, 10:00-11:10 (CET)
WHERE: Online with Zoom
COST: Free of charge
FOR WHOM?: Public

QUESTIONS?:Contact lifecyclecenter@chalmers.se