Life cycle thinking in the chemical industry


Dr. Fabio GrimaldiSenior LCA Consultant - Ricardo Energy & Environment

Time & Location

Thursday: 13.00 to 13.20, Stage 4

About this presentation

Increasingly, businesses are seeking to understand the impacts of their products and services across the entire life cycle. Some need to know their environmental performance to meet regulatory requirements. Others are looking to gain a strategic advantage in green markets. Many are responding to their customers’ demands for greater sustainability, while a few are motivated by the cost savings that can be achieved through continuous improvements across the lifecycle.

Whatever your drivers may be, Life Cycle Thinking (LCT) is a powerful analytical method to guide your actions and deliver the greatest value to your business.

NCEC is supporting businesses across industry to unlock greater value from their products and processes and embed sustainability and security into their supply chains through strategic life cycle assessment (LCA). Over the past decade, we have developed a flexible approach to LCA which has delivered value for a diverse range of businesses ‘ from timber merchants and whisky distilleries to EV battery developers and manufacturers of ultra-high-performance super cars. Join this session to ‘ Learn how LCT and LCA can help businesses meet regulatory and market drivers, while generating greater value from their products or processes ‘ Dispel LCA myths and learn how to leapfrog perceived challenges to unlocking lifecycle performance ‘ Hear real-world case studies of how Ricardo has helped major businesses to benefit from LCT.

Speaker Bio

Fabio is a Chemical Engineer with a PhD in Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and several years of experience as consultant in the field of sustainability. Fabio has extensive experience in LCAs for public and private organisations on a wide range of products and services in the chemical, energy, waste, transport, and pharma sectors. As part of the LCA team at Ricardo, Fabio directs and manages LCA projects prioritizing clients’ needs, and proposing tailored solutions. Typical project outcomes regard the quantification of life cycle impacts, comparative analyses, and identification of potential intervention points in the life cycle of products or services to mitigate emissions. He has a strong eye for details and uses his knowledge to ensure that the project outputs are effective and of the highest quality.