Int J Life Cycle Assess (2016) 21:1282–1289 DOI 10.1007/s11367-013-0593-1 THE ECOINVENT DATABASE V3 Using the ecoinvent database to generate, review, integrate, and host regional LCI data Pascal Lesage & Réjean Samson Received: 30 October 2012 /Accepted: 2 May 2013 /Published online: 30 May 2013 # Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013 Abstract which about 450 data adaptation or collection projects were Purpose Life cycle assessment (LCA) in Quebec (Canada) is singled out. Data collection and private sector solicitation increasingly important. Yet, studies often still need to rely on are underway. Private sector participation is highly variable. foreign life cycle inventory (LCI) data. The Quebec govern- A number of communication tools have been elaborated and ment invested in the creation of a Quebec LCI database. The a solicitation team formed to palliate this obstacle. The new approach is to work as an ecoinvent “National Database ecoinvent database protocol (Weidema et al. 2011) increases Initiative” (NDI), whereby the Quebec database initiative uses the amount of information that is required to create a dataset, and contributes to the ecoinvent database. The paper clarifies which can lengthen or, in extreme cases, impede dataset the relationship between ecoinvent and the Quebec NDI and creation. However, this
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Published: May 30, 2013
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