Life Cycle Assessment; LCA
Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) studies are used to determine the environmental impacts of products, services, or organizations. The life cycle assessment method is also the basis for:
LCA studies can serve as a tool for reducing the environmental impact of companies, as motivational aspects in communication with the customer, as motivational tools for environmental policy (e.g., agriculture), for increasing competitiveness, or for development and research. The benefit of the LCA method is its ability to interpret data into a clear set of environmental indicators or into an ecological footprint. With the help of LCA, it is possible to compare the environmental impacts of products with regard to their function or evaluate the environmental impacts with respect to the entire product life cycle. The LCA study generally has the ability to identify the transmission of environmental problems both in space and between different impact categories. It is, therefore, possible to detect the transfer of problems from place to place. The outputs of a particular LCA study are not valid in general but always under given and clearly specified conditions. The benefit of the LCA method is just a clear definition of the conditions of validity of studies, placing the knowledge about the interactions of technological processes and the environment into a specific technological, environmental, and socio-economic context.
Agricultural primary production, agricultural techniques and technologies, agricultural service, food production and processing, food distribution, storage, logistics, waste management, environmental design of agricultural systems, plant and animal production, special plant production, eco-design and eco-innovation of farms, etc.
The studies are based on detailed data collection directly at the place of implementation (so-called site-specific data) and are supplemented with unit or system data from professional databases and libraries. The studies are based on many years of experience in the field of agriculture and on modern approaches.
The laboratory will be able to rely on many years of experience from working in the scientific space as part of publishing in international journals and from working as part of national and international projects. The workplace is also based on experience from professional training SimaPro and LCA training: in-depth; Instructed by Pré Sustainability, Amersfoort, the Netherlands.
doc. Ing. Jaroslav Bernas, Ph.D.
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