September 11, 2019

Nanotechnologies and Smart Systems for the Early Diagnostics

Held in BOLOGNA, June 11-12  2019

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July 15, 2019

Call for proposals in Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Biotechnology and Advanced Manufacturing and Processing  Updated Work Programme for 2020

 

 

 

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April 3, 2019

 

A4M POSITION PAPER

 

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WG 5: Life cycle, Impacts, Risks

Chair: Aleksandar Jovanovic (Steinbeis R-Tech)


Scope and objective of this WG

  • risks in/of innovation (e.g. risks of unexpected side-effects)
  • risk of non-performance or performance below expectations (e.g. risks of system or component failures)
  • risk of adverse/unexpected effects and impacts (e.g. on public health and/or environment)
  • risks over the life-cycle of products and technologies (e.g. unexpected problems in decommissioning or recycling phase)
  • project risks, especially in innovation, R&D and new technologies oriented projects

Analysis of the contribution of the life cycle stages to the overall environmental load to prioritize improvements on products or processes.

The above is done in particular for advanced/new materials and materials technologies applied in:

  • new emerging technologies (e.g. CO2, H2, nanotechnologies...)
  • petro chemical and process plants
  • power plants

Main standards referred to by the WG are the ISO 14044 and the guidelines of the EU (e.g. ILCD/ELCD) covering the following main aspects:

  • Defining the goal and scope of the study
  • Making a model of the product life cycle with all the environmental inflows and outflows (life cycle inventory, LCI stage)
  • Understanding the environmental relevance of all the inflows and outflows (life cycle impacts assessment, LCIA stage)
  • Interpretation of the results

 

Contact 
Prof. Dr. Aleksandar Jovanovic
Steinbeis Advanced Risk Technologies R-Tech
Haus der Wirtschaft,
Willi-Bleicher-Str. 19
70174 Stuttgart
Germany
Tel: +49 711 1839 781
Fax: +49 711 1839 685
jovanovic@risk-technologies.com
 
Presentations 
List of presentations

Life cycle Assessment (LCA) & Risk Analysis in Nanomaterials-related NMP projects (Brussels, March, 2, 2011), click here

 




 
Events 
WG5 Workshop:
"Life cycle Assessment (LCA) & Risk Analysis in Nanomaterials-related NMP projects
"
March 2, 2011, Brussels

Presentation available here
 
Methodological references on LCA 

For further information on Life Cycle Assessment, please visit this webpage, managed by JRC-IES and containing the most updated references for materials and methods used in LCA.

 
Open source software for LCA studies 

The WP5 would like to inform all the “RiskLCAnano” community about the availability of openLCA, a free tool which can be used for life cycle analysis and sustainability assessments. Further details can be found here.