Life Cycle Assessment modelling often requires the repeated characterisation of very similar processes for the production and supply of raw material feedstocks, semi-finished products and energy. Data on these processes have been collected and analysed since the foundation of ifeu. Thus, a number of models detailing basic industrial processes including a range of parameters applicable to many situations and scenarios have been compiled in many projects over the years.
These models are primarily based on primary data from industrial sources, as well as literature data and expert estimates and appraisal. Input data are regularly updated. Due to their versatility and adaptability, the models may provide baseline data for many different questions and find application in diverse range of projects.
The following pages provide an introduction to the individual industrial models.