Publications

Here you will find a selection of more recent publications with contributions from 2.-0 LCA consultants staff. This page is regularly updated with our newest papers and reports – so stay tuned.

Schmidt J, De Rosa M – 2020  Certified palm oil reduces greenhouse gas emissions compared to non-certified. Journal of Cleaner Production 277:124045 (12 pages)

Muñoz I, Aktürk AS, Ayyıldız Ö, Çağlar Ö, Meabe E, Contreras S, Toscano A, Tornée V, Llopart N, San Romà C, Ferrer O, Jiménez-Banzo A – 2020  Life cycle assessment of wastewater reclamation in a petroleum refinery in Turkey. Journal of Cleaner Production, 26:121967 (11 pages)

Kløverpris J H, Nordstrøm C, Scheel C N, Schmidt J, Grant B, Smith W, Bentham M J – 2020  Assessing life cycle impacts from changes in agricultural practices of crop production. The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, 25:1991–2007

Løkke S, Schmidt J, Lyhne I, Kørnøv L, Revsbeck R – 2020  How green are supported ‘green’ business models? Time for the life cycle approach to enter public support programmes. The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, 25:2086–2092

Weidema B P, Stylianou K S – 2020  Nutrition in the life cycle assessment of foods – function or impact? The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment 25:1210‑1216

Weidema B P, Goedkoop M, Meijer E, Harmens R – 2020  LCA-based assessment of the Sustainable Development Goals. Development update and preliminary findings of the Project “Linking the UN Sustainable Development Goals to life cycle impact pathway frameworks”. Date: 3 August 2020.

Claudia Peña C, Civit B, Gallego-Schmid A , Druckman A, Caldeira- Pires A , Weidema B, Mieras E , Wang F , Fava J , Milà i Canals L , Cordella M, Arbuckle P, Valdivia S, Fallaha S , Motta W – 2020  Using Life Cycle Assessment to achieve a circular economy. Position Paper of the Life Cycle Initiative, July

Muñoz I, Soto A, Maza D, Bayón F – 2020  Life cycle assessment of refractory waste management in a Spanish steel works. Waste Management 111:1‑9

Schmidt J, De Rosa M – 2020  Life Cycle Assessment of Palm Oil at United Plantations Berhad 2020, Results for 2004‐2019. Summary report. United Plantations Berhad, Teluk Intan, Malaysia.

Weidema B P, Brandão M – 2020  Review of three recent textbooks on LCA. Journal of Industrial Ecology 24:726‑730

Laurent A, Weidema B P, Bare J, Liao X, de Souza D M , Pizzol M, Sala S, Schreiber H, Thonemann N, Verones F – 2020  Methodological review and detailed guidance for the life cycle interpretation phase. Journal of Industrial Ecology, 24(2):986‑1003

Weidema B P, Simas M S, Schmidt J, Pizzol M, Løkke S, Brancoli P L – 2020  Relevance of attributional and consequential information for environmental product labelling. The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment 25:900–904

Schmidt J – 2020  The product life cycle and environmental labelling schemes. Presentation at the Commercial Print Conference in Brussels, 20. February 2020

Font Vivanco D – 2020  The role of services and capital in footprint modelling. International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment 25: 280–293

Berger M, Sonderegger T, Alvarenga R, Bach V, Cimprich A, Dewulf J, Frischknecht R, Guinée J, Helbig C, Huppertz T, Jolliet O, Motoshita M, Northey S, Peña C, Rugani B, Sahnoune A, Schrijvers D, Schulze R, Sonnemann G, Valero A, Weidema B P, Young S B – 2020  Mineral resources in life cycle impact assessment: part II – recommendations on application-dependent use of existing methods and on future method development needs. International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment 25:798–813

Sonderegger T, Berger M, Alvarenga R, Bach V, Cimprich A, Dewulf J, Frischknecht R, Guinée J, Helbig C, Huppertz T, Jolliet O, Motoshita M, Northey S, Rugani B, Schrijvers D, Schulze R, Sonnemann G, Valero A, Weidema B P, Young S B – 2020  Mineral resources in life cycle impact assessment—part I: a critical review of existing methods. International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment 25:784–797

Weidema B P – 2020  Towards a taxonomy for social impact pathway indicators. Pp. 11‑23 in Traverso M, Petti L, Zamagni A, (eds.): Perspectives on Social LCA ‑ Contributions from the 6th International Conference. 129 pages. SpringerBriefs in Environmental Science, Springer International Publishing, Switzerland, ISBN: 978‑3‑030‑06564‑5

Aguilar-Hernandez G A, Sigüenza-Sanchez C P, Donati F, Merciai S, Schmidt J, Rodrigues J F D, Tukker A – 2019  The circularity gap of nations: A multiregional analysis of waste generation, recovery, and stock depletion in 2011. Resources, Conservation and Recycling 151:104452 (9 pages)

Schmidt J – 2019  Comparative Life Cycle Assessment: – RSPO-certified vs non-certified. Presentation at RT17 2019, 3‑6th November, Bangkok

Merciai S – 2019  An input-output model in a balanced multi-layer framework. Resources, Conservation and Recycling 150:104403

Ruzzenenti F, Vivanco D F, Galvin R, Sorrell S, Wagner A, Walnum H J – 2019  Editorial: The Rebound Effect and the Jevons’ Paradox: Beyond the Conventional Wisdom. Frontiers in Energy Research, editorial article, 10 September

Weidema B P – 2019  Assessing socio-economic impacts of agriculture. Chapter 8 in Weidema B P (ed.): Assessing the environmental impact of agriculture. Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing, Cambridge, UK

Weidema B P (ed.) – 2019  Assessing the environmental impact of agriculture. Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing, Cambridge, UK

Geerken T, Schmidt J, Boonen K, Christis M, Merciai S – 2019  Assessment of the potential of a circular economy in open economies – Case of Belgium. Journal of Cleaner Production 227:683‑699

Rugani B, de Souza D M, Weidema B P, Bare J, Bakshi B, Grann B, Johnston J M, Pavan A L R, Liu X, L Alexis, Verones F – 2019  Towards integrating the ecosystem services cascade framework within the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) cause-effect methodology. Science of The Total Environment 690:1284‑1298

Muñoz I – 2019  Towards global LCI data on urban wastewater discharges. Presentation at SETAC Europe 29th Annual Meeting, Helsinki, 26‑30 May 2019

Schmidt J, De Rosa M – 2019  Comparative Life Cycle Assessment of RSPO-certified and Non-certified Palm Oil. This report is authored by Jannick Schmidt and Michele De Rosa, 2.‑0 LCA consultants, Denmark, with contributions from the members of a crowdfunded project.

Weidema B P, Pizzol M, Schmidt J, Thoma G – 2019  Social responsibility is always consequential — Rebuttal to Brander, Burritt and Christ (2019): Coupling attributional and consequential life cycle assessment: A matter of social responsibility. Journal of Cleaner Production 223:12‑13

Weidema B P – 2019  Consistency check for life cycle assessments. The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment 24(5):926‑934

Beylot A, Secchia M, Cerutti A, Merciai S, Schmidt J, Salaa S – 2019  Assessing the environmental impacts of EU consumption at macro-scale. Journal of Cleaner Production 216:382‑393

Vélez-Henao J A, Font Vivanco D, Hernández-Riveros J A – 2019  Technological change and the rebound effect in the STIRPAT model: A critical view. Energy Policy 129:1372‑1381

Muñoz I, Portillo F,  Rosiek S,  Batlles F J, Martínez-Del-Río J, Acasuso I, Piergrossi V, De Sanctis M, Chimienti S, Di Iaconi C – 2019  Prospective environmental and economic assessment of solar-assisted thermal energy recovery from wastewater through a sequencing batch biofilter granular reactor. Journal of Cleaner Production 212:1300‑1309

Schmidt J, De Rosa M – 2019  Life cycle assessment of palm oil at United Plantations Berhad 2019, results for 2004‐2018 – Summary Report. United Plantations Berhad, Teluk Intan, Malaysia.

Huppertz T, Weidema B P, Standaert S, De Caevel B, van Overbeke E – 2019  The social cost of sub-soil resource use. Resources 8(1):2‑17

Weidema B P – 2018  Nutrition – function or impact? Paper presented at the 11th International Conference on Life Cycle Assessment of Food 2018 (LCA Food). 17‑19 October 2018, Bangkok, Thailand

Bjørn A, Kalbar P, Nygaard S E, Kabins S, Jensen C L, Birkved M, Schmidt J, Hauschild M Z – 2018  Pursuing necessary reductions in embedded GHG emissions of developed nations: Will efficiency improvements and changes in consumption get us there? Global Environmental Change 52:314‑324

Weidema B P, Schmidt J, Fantke P, Pauliuk S – 2018  On the boundary between economy and environment in LCA. International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment 23(9):1839‑1846

Weidema B P, Goedkoop M, Mieras E – 2018  Making the SDGs relevant to business. PRé Sustainability & 2.‑0 LCA consultants

Schulze R, Weidema B P, Schebek L, Buchert M – 2018  Recycling and its effects on joint production systems and the environment – the case of rare earth magnet recycling – Part I — Production model. Resources, Conservation and Recycling 134:336‑346

Hamilton H A, Ivanova D, Stadler K, Merciai S, Schmidt J, van Zelm R, Moran D, Wood R – 2018  Trade and the role of non-food commodities for global eutrophication. Nature Sustainability 1:314–321

Schmidt J, De Rosa M – 2018  Enhancing Land Use Change modelling with IO data. Presentation at the SETAC Europe 28th Annual Meeting, Rome, 13‑17 May 2018.

Muñoz I, Weidema P, Bala A, Fullana P – 2018  Social footprint of a deposit-refund system for packaging waste in Spain. Presentation for 28th SETAC Europe Annual Meeting, Rome, 13‑17 May 2018

Muñoz I, Rodríguez C, Gillet D, Moerschbacher B M – 2018  Life cycle assessment of chitosan production in India and Europe. International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment 23:1151–1160

Kalbar, P P, Muñoz I, Birkved M – 2018  WW LCI v2: A second-generation life cycle inventory model for chemicals discharged to wastewater systems. Science of The Total Environment 622‑623:1649‑1657

Weidema B P, Fantke P – 2018  Relating the Global Burden of Disease to life cycles. Procedia CIRP 69:417–422

Schmidt J, Pasang H, Noor R T, Utoro I – 2018  Life cycle assessment of palm oil – PT SMART pilot study on GHG and biodiversity mitigation options. Presentation for the ICOPE meeting, BICC, The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali 25 ‑ 27 April 2018

Weidema B P – 2018  In search of a consistent solution to allocation of joint production. Journal of Industrial Ecology 22(2):252‑262

Weidema B P – 2018  The social footprint—a practical approach to comprehensive and consistent social LCA. International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment 23(3):700‑709

Weidema B P, Pizzol M, Schmidt J, Thoma G – 2018  Attributional or consequential Life Cycle Assessment: A matter of social responsibility. Journal of Cleaner Production 174:305–314

De Rosa M – 2018  Land Use and Land-use Changes in Life Cycle Assessment: Green Modelling or Black Boxing? Ecological Economics 144:73‑81

Weidema B P – 2018  Attributional and consequential interpretations of the ISO 14044. Historical snapshot from the work in ISO TC207/SC5/TG1

Stadler K, Wood R, Bulavskaya T, Södersten C J, Simas M, Schmidt S, Usubiaga A, Acosta-Fernández J, Kuenen J, Bruckner M, Giljum S, Lutter S, Merciai S, Schmidt J, Theurl M C, Plutzar C, Kastner T, Eisenmenger N, Erb K H, de Koning A, Tukker A – 2018  EXIOBASE 3: Developing a time series of detailed environmentally extended multi-regional input-output tables. Journal of Industrial Ecology 22(3):502‑515

De Rosa M, Pizzol M, Schmidt J – 2018  How methodological choices affect LCA climate impact results: the case of structural timber. The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment 23(1):147–158

Merciai S, Schmidt J – 2018  Methodology for the construction of global multi-regional hybrid supply and use tables for the EXIOBASE v3 database. Journal of Industrial Ecology 22(3):516‑531

Sonderegger T, Dewulf J, Fantke P, de Souza D M, Pfister S, Stoessel F, Verones F, Vieira M, Weidema B P, Hellweg S – 2017  Towards harmonizing natural resources as an area of protection in life cycle impact assessment. The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment 22(12):1912–1927

Muñoz I – 2017  Consequential LCI modeling of chemicals in wastewater: including avoided nutrient treatment. Presentation for SETAC Europe 28th Annual Meeting, Barcelona, 27‑28 November 2017

Schenker U, Weidema B P – 2017  White paper – social footprint. White Paper from Nestlé Research, Lausanne, September 2017

Schmidt J – 2017  Life cycle assessment of palm oil at United Plantations Berhad 2017, results for 2004‐2016. United Plantations Berhad, Teluk Intan, Malaysia.

De Rosa M, Odgaard M V, Staunstrup J K, Knudsen M T, Hermansen J E – 2017  Identifying Land Use and Land-Use Changes (LULUC): A Global LULUC Matrix. Environ. Sci. Technol. 51(14):7954–7962

Weidema B P – 2017  Estimation of the size of error introduced into consequential models by using attributional background datasets. The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment 22(8):1241‑1246

Tisserant A, Pauliuk S, Merciai S, Schmidt J, Fry J, Wood R, Tukker A – 2017  Solid waste and the circular economy – a global analysis of waste treatment and waste footprints. Journal of Industrial Ecology 21(3):628–640

Schmidt J, Merciai S – 2017  Physical/hybrid supply and use tables – methodological report. Report from DESIRE ‑ a FP7 project

Muñoz I, Rodríguez C, Gillet D, Moerschbacher B M – 2017  Life cycle assessment of chitin and chitosan production in India and Europe. Presentation for XIII EUCHIS/VIII SIAQ conference, Seville, 31st May to 3rd June 2017

Pizzol M, Laurent A, Sala S, Weidema B P, Verones F and Koffler C – 2017  Normalisation and weighting in life cycle assessment: quo vadis? The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment 22(6):853–866

Muñoz I, Otte N, Van Hoof G, Rigarlsford G – 2017  A model and tool to calculate life cycle inventories of chemicals discharged down the drain. The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment 22(6):986–1004

Kalbar P, Birkved M, Muñoz I – 2017  A second-generation life cycle inventory model for chemicals discharged to wastewater. Presentation for SETAC Europe 27th Annual Meeting, Brussels, 7‑11 May 2017

Weidema B P – 2017  Short procedural guideline to identify the functional unit for a product environmental footprint and to delimit the scope of product categories. 2.‑0 LCA consultants, report to the Nordic Council of Ministers

De Rosa M, Rydberg T & on behalf of the SETAC Europe LCA Steering Committee – 2017  SETAC LCA advisory groups silver jubilee: get involved and contribute to the next stage of LCA. International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment 22(2): 293–295

De Rosa M, Schmidt J, Brandão M, Pizzol M – 2017  A flexible parametric model for a balanced account of forest carbon fluxes in LCA. International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment 22:172–184

Weidema B P, de Saxcé M, Muñoz I – 2016  Environmental impacts of alcoholic beverages – as distributed by the Nordic Alcohol Monopolies 2014. 2.‑0 LCA consultants, Aalborg, 30th December 2016

Muñoz I, Van Hoof G, Rigarlsford G – 2016  LCI model and tool for chemicals discharged down the drain. Case study on detergent formulations. Presentation for the 22nd SETAC Europe LCA Case Study Symposium, Montpellier, 20‑22 September 2016

Schmidt J, de Saxcé M – 2016  Arla Foods Environmental Profit and Loss Accounting 2014. Environmental project No. 1860, 2016. Danish Environmental Protection Agency, Copenhagen

Ciroth A, Muller S, Weidema B P, Lesage P – 2016  Empirically based uncertainty factors for the pedigree matrix in ecoinvent. The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment 21(9):1338–1348

Wernet G, Bauer C, Steubing B, Reinhard J, Moreno-Ruiz E, Weidema B – 2016  The ecoinvent database version 3 (part I): overview and methodology. International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment 21(9):1218–1230

Muller S, Lesage P, Ciroth A, Mutel C, Weidema B P, Samson R – 2016  The application of the pedigree approach to the distributions foreseen in ecoinvent v3. The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment 21(9):1327–1337

Dalgaard R, Schmidt J, Cenian K – 2016  Life cycle assessment of milk ‐ National baselines for Germany, Denmark, Sweden and United Kingdom 1990 and 2012. Arla Foods, Aarhus, Denmark

Sanfélix J, de la Rúa C, Schmidt J, Messagie M, van Mierlo J – 2016  Environmental and economic performance of an Li-Ion battery pack: A multiregional input-output approach. Energies 9(8):584

Weidema B P – 2016  Valuation procedures for Product Environmental Footprint (PEF). Published as Chapter 5 of Christiansen K. (ed.): Nordic Environmental Footprint Seminar on LCA/PEF Issues

Schmidt J, Flysjö A – 2016  Arla Foods Environmental Profit and Loss Account (E P&L) – Organisational LCA with Monetarisation. Presentation at the SETAC Europe 26th Annual Meeting, Nantes 22‑26 May 2016

Muñoz I, Otte N, Van Hoof G, Rigarlsford G – 2016  A model and tool to calculate life cycle inventories of chemicals discharged down the drain. Presentation for 26th SETAC Europe Annual Meeting, Nantes, 22‑26 May 2016

van Bree T, Slob A (eds.) – 2016  D10.2 Final report with indicator framework, indicator set and implementation roadmap. Public deliverable from the DESIRE project. With contributions from project partners incl. Jannick Schmidt and Stefano Merciai, from 2.‑0 LCA consultants.

Muñoz I, Schmidt J – 2016  Methane oxidation, biogenic carbon, and the IPCC’s emission metrics. Proposal for a consistent greenhouse-gas accounting. International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment 21:1069–1075

Huysman S, Schaubroeck T, Goralczyk M, Schmidt J, Dewulf J – 2016  Quantifying the environmental impacts of a European citizen through a macro-economic approach, a focus on climate change and resource consumption. Journal of Cleaner Production 124:217–225

Schmidt J – 2016  Life cycle assessment of palm oil – investigating nature conservation and other GHG mitigation options. Presentation at the 5th International Conference on Oil Palm and Environment (ICOPE)

Kjaer L L, Pagoropoulos A, Schmidt J, McAloone T C – 2016  Challenges when evaluating product/service-systems through life cycle assessment. Journal of Cleaner Production 120(1):95–104

De Rosa M, Knudsen M T, Hermansen J E – 2016  A comparison of Land Use Change models: challenges and future developments. Journal of Cleaner Production 113:183‑193.

Ekvall T , Azapagic A, Finnveden G, Rydberg T, Weidema B P, Zamagni A – 2016  Attributional and consequential LCA in the ILCD Handbook. International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment 21(3):293‑296

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