ARDITEC Association has supported several missions with the objective of evaluating the environmental impacts of innovative technologies under development (low TRL), following the ISO 14040 Life Cycle Assessment LCA methodology.
LCA allows quantitative assessment of environmental impacts of a product or a service. LCA looks at a product’s entire life cycle from the extraction of raw materials (cradle) to the product’s disposal (grave). It takes into account all energy, materials and emissions related to the production, use and disposal of a product.
Additionally, LCA allows to perform a analytical comparison against existing alternatives, in order to outline environmental advantages, or identify hotspots.
Our experience in Biotechnology includes the assessment of :
- Green chemicals and technologies for the wood textile value-chain
- Manufacturing technologies for cellulose-based electrical insulation components
- Lignin oxidation technology for versatile lignin dispersants