Sustainability

Biochem specific tools for the assessment of sustainability of biobased products

Life Cycle Analysis

When developing new products or proceses it is relevant to consider the entire concept about sustainability and life cycle analysis. Among the many ways to conduct a life cycle analysis is the Carbon footprinting calculation.


Carbon foot print calculation:

CCaLC enables quick and easy estimations of carbon footprints along the whole supply chains, helping SMEs to identify low-carbon options and opportunities for development of sustainable products and technologies.

In order to access the CCaLC tool go to: http://www.ccalc.org.uk/biochem.php


Life Cycle Analysis

Life Cycle analysis is a relevant exercise to conduct when developing new products or proceses. The LCA tools and reports provide an overview in lifecycle tools and standards applied to Bio-Based products. For more information read the following review of LCA methods and tools and their suitability for SMEs which provide a background to Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and an overview of the suitability of various LCA tools and methods to SMEs and the bio-based sector:


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The BIOCHEM partners ready to assist you with these type of analysis are


Sustainable Design

When developing new products or proceses it is relevant to consider the entire concept about sustainability.

One seperate subject is the sustainable design challenge. The BIOCHEM Sustainable Design Guide has been developed for SMEs who want to build sustainability thinking into their innovation processes to define opportunities for them inbio-based products. It is written specifically for companies in the chemistry-using industry sector who want a practical guide to sustainable innovation. The workbook contains current best practice approaches, innovation strategies and numerous case studies.

To learn more open this document:


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The BIOCHEM partners ready to assist you with these type of analysis are


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