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Session Overview
Special Session: Reimagining LCA
Thursday, 27/Jun/2019:
8:30am - 10:00am

Session Chair: Brandon Kuczenski
Location: Ross Island/Morrison

Panel discussion

Session Abstract

Panel includes:

  • Timothy Skone, National Energy Technology Laboratory
  • Valentina Prado, Earth Shift Global
  • Stefano Cucurachi, Leiden University
  • Laurent Vandepaer, Paul Scherrer Institut (remote)
  • Brandon Kuczenski, University of California, Santa Barbara


  • Reimagining "background data": moving from static aggregated LCI datasets to... what?
  • Reimagining LCIA: how do we support the development of novel LCIA indicators, including social LCA, ocean debris, biodiversity, ecosystem services?
  • Reimagining software and workflows: LCA is usually done in one of two ways: via Excel hacks, or via heavy-weight desktop applications. How can we use "third ways" to better support sharing, collaboration, transparency, and critical review?

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8:30am - 10:00am

Special Session: Reimagining LCA

Brandon Kuczenski

University of California, Santa Barbara, United States of America

This panel session will include a brief summary of the persistent challenges faced by life cycle assessment before turning toward creative and boundary-breaking new ideas for escaping or overcoming them. Panel composition and exact topics TBD. Invitees:

Tim Skone, NETL (accepted)

Laurent Vandepaer, Paul Scherrer Institut (accepted)

Alberta Carpenter, NREL (invited)

Caroline Taylor, Earth Shift Global (invited)

Greg Schivley, CMU (invited)