Over the past seven months, we have conducted a life cycle assessment for our projects and their respective products. If you’re unfamiliar with the term, a life cycle assessment is a quantitative approach used to measure and evaluate the environmental impacts associated with a product throughout its entire life span. 

 Life cycle assessment (LCA) finds applications in a wide range of sectors, aiding in understanding and mitigating environmental impacts. In the energy sector, LCA helps evaluate the sustainability of different energy sources, such as fossil fuels, renewables, and nuclear power, facilitating informed decision-making. In the transportation sector, LCA assesses the environmental implications of various modes of transportation, including cars, trains, airplanes, and ships, enabling the development of greener transport options. LCA is also employed in the construction industry to analyze building materials, design choices, and construction processes, promoting the development of more eco-friendly and energy-efficient structures. In the food and agriculture sector, LCA allows for the assessment of different agricultural practices, food processing methods, and packaging options to minimize environmental impacts and promote sustainable food systems. Lastly, LCA is utilized in the consumer goods sector to evaluate the environmental footprint of products, guiding companies towards more sustainable manufacturing, packaging, and disposal practices. 

 In compliance with confidentiality agreements, we are unable to publicly disclose the specific results of our assessment. However, a comprehensive summary of the key findings and important insights will be included in our upcoming deliverable D2.1. Furthermore, we are committed to providing detailed feedback to the involved companies through “closed doors” sessions, where we will discuss improvement opportunities in depth and explore potential solutions that can improve their environmental performance.