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See detailLife cycle assessment as decision tool for sustainable choices in mineral materials field: environmental declarations of Belgian products and their foreign equivalents
Belboom, Sandra ULiege; Renzoni, Roberto ULiege; Léonard, Angélique ULiege et al

in Martens, Per Nicolai (Ed.) Sustainable Development in the Minerals Industry : Institute of Mining Engineering I, RWTH Aachen University, 14-17 June 2011 (2011)

Construction is a field which is concerned by environment. Tools as environmental product declarations are increasingly often used to compare several products and to take account of the environmental ... [more ▼]

Construction is a field which is concerned by environment. Tools as environmental product declarations are increasingly often used to compare several products and to take account of the environmental sphere in the choice. Environmental declarations of Belgian bluestone and sandstone products were realized in accordance with the ISO standards and following the standard NF P 01-010. The main goals of these studies were to obtain Belgian environmental product declarations to strengthen existing databases and to provide defences against Asian competition. Indeed, competition with China for bluestone products and with India for sandstone pavement is very important due the fact of the very competitive prices for foreign products. The impacts on climate change, resources and acidification of the sole transport were taken into account for foreign products and they are at less as important as these obtained for the whole life cycle of Belgian products. [less ▲]

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See detailLife Cycle Assessment of an artisanal Belgian blond beer
Melon, Raphaëlle ULiege; Wergifosse, Vincianne; Renzoni, Roberto ULiege et al

in [avniR] editions (Ed.) Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on life cycle approaches (2012, November 06)

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See detailLIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT OF ANTHROPIC WATER
Groslambert, Sylvie ULiege; Léonard, Angélique ULiege

Poster (2015, November 19)

In its Regional Policy Statement for 2009-2014, the Walloon Government (Belgium) undertakes to make Wallonia a model of good governance. Applying this principle in the field of the environment needs to be ... [more ▼]

In its Regional Policy Statement for 2009-2014, the Walloon Government (Belgium) undertakes to make Wallonia a model of good governance. Applying this principle in the field of the environment needs to be based on a continuous, objective and strict evaluation of the evolution of the state of environmental components (air, water, soil, biodiversity, etc.), the pressures to which they are subjected, the resultant impacts and the measures taken to improve living conditions within our Region. Within this framework, the General Operational Direction of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment (DGARNE) realises reports on the state of the environment in Wallonia, in close collaboration with universities and research centres. A chapter is dedicated to the efficient use of water resources, including a life cycle assessment of anthropic water and rain water harvesting. [less ▲]

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See detailLIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT OF ANTHROPIC WATER
Groslambert, Sylvie ULiege; Léonard, Angélique ULiege

Poster (2015, May)

In its Regional Policy Statement for 2009-2014, the Walloon Government (Belgium) undertakes to make Wallonia a model of good governance. Applying this principle in the field of the environment needs to be ... [more ▼]

In its Regional Policy Statement for 2009-2014, the Walloon Government (Belgium) undertakes to make Wallonia a model of good governance. Applying this principle in the field of the environment needs to be based on a continuous, objective and strict evaluation of the evolution of the state of environmental components (air, water, soil, biodiversity, etc.), the pressures to which they are subjected, the resultant impacts and the measures taken to improve living conditions within our Region. Within this framework, the General Operational Direction of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment (DGARNE) realises reports on the state of the environment in Wallonia, in close collaboration with universities and research centres. A chapter is dedicated to the efficient use of water resources, including a life cycle assessment of anthropic water and rain water harvesting. [less ▲]

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See detailLife cycle assessment of biobased chemical building blocks made from European waste streams
Groslambert, Sylvie ULiege; Léonard, Angélique ULiege

Poster (2015, May)

Many drivers exist to persuade EU businesses to embrace the opportunities of the circular economy. However, the challenges faced by companies, particularly among SME’s, in the drive for resource ... [more ▼]

Many drivers exist to persuade EU businesses to embrace the opportunities of the circular economy. However, the challenges faced by companies, particularly among SME’s, in the drive for resource efficiency include access to funding, knowledge and capability, and ability to implement cost-effective technological solutions. It was these factors that inspired the creation of the ReNEW network. ReNEW, ‘Resource innovation Network for European Waste’, is a €5 million project funded by the Interreg IVB North West Europe scheme aiming to increase cooperation between research and business endeavours to create value from waste by optimising novel technologies for extracting materials from waste and their reuse in the supply chain. ReNEW also aims to inform local, national and European policy makers, and to share transnational best practice and improve specific support to meet the innovation needs of the waste sector. Within the frame of this project, several technologies are investigated by partners to improve the valorisation of organic wastes in chemicals such as the production of furfural (C5H4O2 - CAS 98-01-1) by the chemical hydrolysis of contaminated/hazardous woody biomass. [less ▲]

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See detailLife Cycle Assessment of Buildings - a review
Reiter, Sigrid ULiege

in Proceedings of ArcelorMittal International Network in Steel Construction 2010 : Sustainability Workshop (2010, July 07)

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See detailLife cycle assessment of carbon xerogels
Melon, Raphaëlle ULiege; Renzoni, Roberto ULiege; Léonard, Alexandre ULiege et al

in Fagadar-Cosma, Eugenia (Ed.) Book of abstracts - Advanced Workshop - Insights into novel solid materials, their recyclability and integration into Li polymer batteries for EVs (2012, July)

In the framework of the SOMABAT European project, a life cycle assessment applied to the production of 1 kg of carbon xerogels was carried out by comparing three drying technologies (vacuum, microwave and ... [more ▼]

In the framework of the SOMABAT European project, a life cycle assessment applied to the production of 1 kg of carbon xerogels was carried out by comparing three drying technologies (vacuum, microwave and convective drying). These carbon materials with controlled texture are thought to be used as active material at the anode side of Li-polymer battery. [less ▲]

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See detailLife cycle assessment of carbon xerogels
Melon, Raphaëlle ULiege; Renzoni, Roberto ULiege; Léonard, Alexandre ULiege et al

Poster (2011, November 03)

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See detailLife Cycle Assessment of freight transport in Belgium
Merchan Arribas, Angel ULiege; Belboom, Sandra ULiege; Léonard, Angélique ULiege

in Cools, Mario; Limbourg, Sabine (Eds.) Proceedings of the BIVEC-GIBET Transport Research Days 2017 (2017, May)

BRAIN-TRAINS is a project supported by the Belgian Federal Government that deals with the possible development of rail freight intermodality in Belgium, analysing the current situation of the intermodal ... [more ▼]

BRAIN-TRAINS is a project supported by the Belgian Federal Government that deals with the possible development of rail freight intermodality in Belgium, analysing the current situation of the intermodal freight transport from an interdisciplinary perspective. Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) methodology has been chosen to analyse the environmental impact of freight transport in Belgium. In a first stage we have carried out the LCA of rail freight transport, inland waterways transport and road freight transport independently. The purpose of this paper is to discuss the first results obtained from the study of the environmental impacts of inland freight transport using the LCA methodology. [less ▲]

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See detailLife cycle assessment of hemp concret blocks
Groslambert, Sylvie ULiege; de Mahieu, Jean-Baptiste; Léonard, Angélique ULiege

Conference (2016, May 24)

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See detailLife cycle assessment of hemp concret blocks
Groslambert, Sylvie ULiege; de Mahieu, Jean-Baptiste; Léonard, Angélique ULiege

Poster (2016, May 24)

Buildings notably contribute to global environmental negative impacts due to consumption of both embodied energy and natural resources as well as various emissions during their whole life cycle. It is ... [more ▼]

Buildings notably contribute to global environmental negative impacts due to consumption of both embodied energy and natural resources as well as various emissions during their whole life cycle. It is therefore necessary to develop practices to reduce these impacts, mainly by reducing the part of non-renewable resource in material as well as by ensuring the lowest energy consumption possible during their lifetime. New developments in natural fibres and their use in insulating materials can lead to significant improvement in building environmental impact. For this purpose, assessment of environmental performance is needed to support both the design and the production of (new) fibre based insulation solutions. In this context, the Life Cycle in Practice (LCiP) project helps SMEs to reduce the environmental impacts of their products and services across the entire life cycle. Within the frame of this project, Isohemp (BE) hemp concrete block impact is evaluated in a cradle-to-gate LCA. Functional unit is a pallet of hemp concrete blocks ready for shipping. It represents about 1.3 m³ of blocks. Hemp blocks are made by pressing a mix of hemp shives, hydraulic and hydrated limes, and water. Long term carbon storage due to lime carbonation induces a large benefit in Climate Change (CC) category. The balance of the CC indicator for hemp cultivation is also favorable due to carbon dioxide uptake by the photosynthesis occurring during the plant growth. Life Cycle Assessment of hemp concrete blocks ready to ship has also highlights some improvements that can easily be made at the packaging level in order to lower the global environmental impact and increase the sustainability of this insulation material. Data are processed in SimaPro 8 software, with Ecoinvent 3 and ELCD 3 databases, and analyzed with the CML IA method. This method is compliant with the indicators required by EN15804 standard in order to communicate on the environmental performance of Isohemp blocks. [less ▲]

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See detailLife cycle assessment of hybrid vehicles recycling: Comparison of three business lines of dismantling
Belboom, Sandra ULiege; Lewis, Grégory; Bareel, Pierre-François et al

in Waste Management (2016), 50

This paper undertakes an environmental evaluation of hybrid vehicles recycling, using industrial data from Comet Traitement SA in Belgium. Three business lines have been modelled and analysed. The first ... [more ▼]

This paper undertakes an environmental evaluation of hybrid vehicles recycling, using industrial data from Comet Traitement SA in Belgium. Three business lines have been modelled and analysed. The first one is relative to the business as usual with a dismantling to recover batteries and engines followed by shredding and post shredding treatments. The second one considers, in addition, the removal of electronic control units (ECU) before shredding followed by same steps than in the first line and the last one is relative to the additional removal of big plastic parts before shredding and business as usual post shredding treatments. Results show non-significant environmental benefits when ECU or large parts of plastics are recovered before shredding. Improvements in terms of environmental benefits are lower than the uncertainty of the results. Indeed, the performing usual process for end-of-life vehicles (ELV) treatment reaches 97% of the ELV which is valorised in terms of metal and energy recoveries. Post shredding treatment units include metals, plastics and energy recovery of residues. Comet business as usual route for ELV valorisation is in accordance with the requirements of the European directive and recommendations for further improvement with dismantling of other parts (ECU or plastics) before shredding are non-relevant in this case. [less ▲]

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See detailA life cycle assessment of injectable drug primary packaging: comparing the traditional process in glass vials with the closed vial technology (polymer vials)
Belboom, Sandra ULiege; Renzoni, Roberto ULiege; Verjans, Benoît et al

in International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment (2011), 16(2), 159-167

This study compares environmental impacts of two primary packaging alternatives used for injectable drugs: the traditional method based on glass vials and the method developed by Aseptic Technologies ... [more ▼]

This study compares environmental impacts of two primary packaging alternatives used for injectable drugs: the traditional method based on glass vials and the method developed by Aseptic Technologies based on polymer vials. A critical review by an external LCA expert was made. [less ▲]

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See detailLife cycle assessment of on-site accelerated food waste composter
Groslambert, Sylvie ULiege; Léonard, Angélique ULiege; Finet, Sébastien

Poster (2016, November)

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See detailLife Cycle Assessment of railway infrastructure in Belgium
Merchan Arribas, Angel ULiege; Belboom, Sandra ULiege; Léonard, Angélique ULiege

in [avniR] conference. Life Cycle Management, the pathway for ecotransition. 2017 Conference proceedings (2017, November)

In the framework of the BRAIN-TRAINS project, the environmental impact of rail freight transport in Belgium has been analysed using the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) methodology. The rail freight transport ... [more ▼]

In the framework of the BRAIN-TRAINS project, the environmental impact of rail freight transport in Belgium has been analysed using the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) methodology. The rail freight transport system has been divided in three sub-systems: rail transport operation, rail equipment (locomotives and wagons) and rail infrastructure. For the sub-system rail infrastructure, a detailed study of the life cycle phases of construction, maintenance and disposal of infrastructure has been conducted. We have collected specific information related to the Belgian railway infrastructure from both literature sources and directly from Infrabel (the Belgian railway infrastructure manager) through the use of questionnaires. The purpose of this paper is to give an overview of the methodology used to analyse the LCA of the railway infrastructure in Belgium as a part of the rail freight transport system. [less ▲]

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See detailLife cycle assessment of sound insulation solution made from waste paper
Groslambert, Sylvie ULiege; Ernst, Valentin; Léonard, Angélique ULiege

Poster (2016, May 09)

Buildings notably contribute to global environmental negative impacts due to con-sumption of both embodied energy and natural resources as well as various emissions during their whole life cycle. It is ... [more ▼]

Buildings notably contribute to global environmental negative impacts due to con-sumption of both embodied energy and natural resources as well as various emissions during their whole life cycle. It is therefore necessary to develop practices to reduce these impacts, mainly by reducing the part of non-renewable resource in material as well as by ensuring the lowest energy consumption possible during their lifetime. For instance, the use of recycled raw materials can lead to significant improvement in building environmental impact. In this context, the Life Cycle in Practice (LCiP) project helps SMEs to reduce the environmental impacts of their products and services across the entire life cycle. Within the frame of this project, Pan-Terre (BE) Acoustix panel impact is evaluated in a cradle-to-gate life cycle assessment (LCA). Evaluation of environmental performance is needed to support both the design and the production of waste based insulation solutions. Manufactured for the last twenty past years, the Acoustix Pan-Terre panel is designed for airborne sound insulation in walls and or floors. This product can only be obtained by mixing in a sensible way two raw materials from cellulose origin, recycled paper and broken shives of flax. Functional unit is 1 m² of panel ready for shipping. Acoustix panels are made by pressing a mix of cellulose from waste paper, flax shives and water. Scraps materials are entirely recycled in the process. Flax cultivation has a favourable impact on the climate change indicator due to carbon dioxide uptake for the photosynthesis occurring during the plant growth. But the drying of the panels is largely contributing to fossil fuel depletion and climate change due to natural gas burners. Life Cycle Assessment of Acoustix sound insulating panels ready to ship highlights some improvements that can be made by optimisation of the drying technology and the (partial) replacement of natural gas burners by alternative fuel burners (such as waste paper and scrap materials). Data are processed in SimaPro 8.1 software, with Ecoinvent 3 and ELCD 3 databases, and analyzed with the CML IA method. This method is compliant with the indicators required by EN15804 standard in order to communicate on the environmental performance of Acoustix panels. [less ▲]

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