MATGAS, 20 May 2010

acv_matgas_imageWelcome to the website for the first symposium on Sustainable Development of New Industrial Processes through Life Cycle Analysis.
The meeting was very successful, with around 40 delegates attending from both industries and academia.


 

Overview

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Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is the one methodology that allows performing a comprehensive assessment of the environmental impact of products and services in a life-cycle perspective. Thanks to this unique approach, the LCA tool has developed at great pace during the last decades, and has found widespread applications in product development in industry, marketing of products, and within policy making, just to name a few.

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The scope and main objective of this symposium were to review the latest results of studies coming from Spanish LCA experts, many of whom are internationally renowned in the field. As such, this symposium brought together experts, graduate students and industrial practitioners to meet, network and hear about interesting developments or work in progress. The symposium gave the opportunity to present a broad range of practical applications of LCA, from policy perspectives to eco-design or renewable energy sources and sustainability, both in oral and poster formats.

 

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The symposium was held in MATGAS, a center of excellence in CO2 and Sustainability. We believe this symposium offered the opportunity of having open discussions and learning, as well as building long lasting collaborations in this area.

 

Organising committee

Dr Roberta Pacciani, MATGAS This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Dr Lourdes Vega, MATGAS This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Prof. Javier Rodriguez-Viejo, MATGAS This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Secretary

Helena Lundqvist MATGAS This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Elena Lopez Domínguez MATGAS This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Accredited Press

Participation of AINIA as accredited press through the AINIA packaging technical guide.
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Presentations

The following presentations were given at the symposium. Please note that the copyright of all abstracts and presentations resides with the authors.

Desarrollo sostenible de procesos industriales. Dr Lourdes Vega, Director of MATGAS (Abstract).

Actividades relacionadas con el ACV en MATGAS. Dr Roberta Pacciani, MATGAS.

El ACV para evaluar mejoras ambientales de procesos industriales. Ejemplos en la curtición de pieles y en la obtención de biocombustibles. Dr Rita Puig, Director of EUETII-UPC (Abstract, Presentation).

Importancia del mix energético en la evaluación de sostenibilidad de productos y servicios. Prof. Francesc Castells, Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Abstract, Presentation).

El ACV en el entorno urbano. Prof. Joan Rieradevall i Pons, ICTA-UAB (Abstract, Presentation).

Análisis de Ciclo de Vida de plantas termosolares para producción de electricidad en España. Dr Yolanda Lechón, Ciemat (Abstract, Presentation).

Gestión y utilización sostenible de residuos. Dr Miquel Rovira, Centro Tecnológico Manresa (Abstract, Presentation).

De la teoría a la practica: aplicaciones del ACV a nivel industrial. Eloi Montcada, Director Consulting Section of Lavola (Abstract, Presentation).

Ecodiseño como estrategia de valorización de los resultados de ACV. Dr Jordi Oliver i Solà, Inedit-Innovació (Abstract, Presentation).

Influencia de la sostenibilidad en la toma de decisiones. Aplicación en la mejora y desarrollo de nuevos procesos productivos. Jesús Yañéz, Abengoa Bioenergy New Technologies (Abstract).

Symposium photographs

All images are courtesy of Helena Lundqvist.

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Further details can be obtained from:
Dr Roberta Pacciani
Organising commitee
MATGAS 2000 AIE
Campus de la UAB
08193 Bellaterra (Barcelona)
Spain
+34 935 929 960
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