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Changed LCA Scores After ecoinvent Update

PRé, LCA sofware provider of SimaPro and reseller of the ecoinvent database, has published an...


Release of ecoinvent v3.1

We are happy to announce that ecoinvent v3.1 is being released today! The new version is now...


Introduction to the new cut-off system model

Allocation, cut-off by classification


ecoinvent - an association founded by ETHZ, EPFL, PSI, Empa and Agroscope - is the world's leading supplier of consistent and transparent life cycle inventory (LCI) data of renown quality. With the ecoinvent database version 3.1 and the still successful version 2.2, ecoinvent offers science-based, industrial, international life cycle assessment (LCA) and life cycle management (LCM) data and services.

Buy an ecoinvent licence now and discover the new ecoinvent version 3!

Key Features of ecoinvent v3:

 More System Models                                                     

In addition to attributional modelling, ecoinvent is now the only major database also supporting consequential and cut-off system modelling

New Datasets

New and updated datasets in the fields of electricity production, recycling activities, chemical production, fruit and vegetables, and many other sectors.

New Water Flows

Consistent modelling of water inputs and outputs in most parts of the database for impact of water use and consumption.

New Properties

All products in our database now come with information on physical and other properties, such as dry mass, wet mass, carbon content, etc.

New Global Supply Chains                                                                                                                                  

The new version of ecoinvent contains global supply chains for many products, allowing a more integrated perspective on products and processes. This implies that we have markets for all products.

 More Consistency               

New data quality guidelines to ensure coherent data acquisition and reporting