International Sustainable Production and Consumption

Programme: Day one

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Thursday 4 October

08:00 - 09:00 Registration and refreshments 
09:00 - 09:15 Conference opening
09:15 - 09:55


Integrated sustainability assessment of electric mobility
Stefan Hirschberg, PSI, Switzerland

Session Energy, food and water nexus Life cycle sustainability assessments and management
10:00 - 10:30 Keynote

From a few security indices to the FEW-Security Index: consistency in global food energy and water security assessment
Sandra Venghaus, Holger Schlör, Jürgen-Fr. Hake, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany

Bridging business management and industrial ecology: evidence from an analysis of case studies on material flow cost accounting
Edeltraud Guenther, Matthias Walz, TU Dresden, Germany
10:30 - 10:50 A spatially-resolved inventory analysis of the water consumed by the coal-to-gas transition of Pennsylvania
Sarah Jordaan, Johns Hopkins University, USA; Lauren Patterson, Duke University, USA and Laura Anadon, University of Cambridge, UK
10:50 - 11:10 The sustainability of the Romanian biowaste management options: current status and future scenarios
Daniela Gavrilescu and Carmen Teodosiu, Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iasi, Romania
  Socio-economic impact of Swedish final demand on China
Hettie Boonman, Jinxue Hu, TNO, Netherlands; Arnold Tukker, CML, Netherlands
11:10 - 11:30 An assessment of locational viability for a proposed wind farm development at Barrhill South, Ayrshire, Scotland
Anastasia Fleming, University of Chester, UK
  Social life cycle assessment of rare earth permanent magnets using PSILCA
Jasmin Werker, Christina Wulf, Andrea Schreiber, Petra Zapp, Forschungszentrum Juelich, Germany
11:30 - 11:50 Refreshment break  
Session Energy, food and
water nexus 2
Life cycle sustainability assessments and
management 2
11:50 - 12:10 Transforming cities: the water-energy-food nexus implementation on rooftops
Susana Toboso-Chavero,  Xavier Gabarrell, Gara Villalba, Mario Giampietro, Cristina Madrid-Lopez, Institute of Environmental Science and Technology, Spain
  Consequential life cycle assessment of novel waste plastic valorisation systems: maximising resource recovery with minimal environmental impacts
Fionnuala Murphy, University College Dublin, Ireland
12:10 - 12:30 Electrochemical performance of melon seed husk biochar in direct carbon fuel cell
Olalekan Adeniyi, Bright Ngozichukwu, Mary Adeniyi, Mohammed Ibrahim, Moses Olutoye, Federal University of Technology Minna, Nigeria; Musa Umaru, University of Nottingham, UK
  Temporal issues and discounting in life cycle assessment
Stefan Lueddeckens, Edeltraud Guenther, TU Dresden, Germany; Peter Saling, BASF, Germany
12:30 - 12:50


  Transport emissions and the Swedish carbon footprint
Jinxue Hu, TNO, The Netherlands; Richard Wood, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway; Arnold Tukker, Bertram de Boer, CML, The Netherlands
12:50 - 13:10   Life cycle assessment of ethanol production from Cheddar cheese whey
Piya Gosalvitr, Rosa Cuellar-Franca, Robin Smith, Adisa Azapagic, The University of Manchester, UK
13:10 - 14:10 Lunch with exhibitors and poster viewing
Session Consumers, lifestyles
and policy 1
Life cycle sustainability assessment and management 3
14:10 - 14:30 Exploring adoption of low-involvement fast moving consumer product eco-innovations 
Suneel Kunamaneni, Hoang Dong, Jassi Sukky, Leeds Beckett University, UK
  The challenges of the international law framework to grasp life cycle sustainability
Chetna Malviya, University Aix Marseille, France
14:30 - 14:50 Single use plastics versus consumerism in the case of snack food packaging: evolving societal norms culture and tipping points
Edmond Byrne, Niall Dunphy, Gerard Mullally, Colin Sage, Shane Crowley
University College Cork, Ireland
  Constructive sustainability assessment: implementing a responsible research and innovation approach for emerging technologies
Nicholas Matthews, Philip Shapira, Laurence Stamford, University of Manchester, UK
14:50 - 15:10

New societal and energy system frameworks: case study "Transition Dingle 2030"
Connor McGookin, Brian Ó Gallachóir and Edmond Byrne
University College Cork, Ireland

  A sustainability journey in the apparel industry
Omar Romero-Hernandez, Hult International Business School, UC Berkeley, US; Andrea Romero, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico
15:10 - 15:30 Refreshment break
Session Consumers, lifestyles
and policy 2
Sustainable technologies, products and services 1
15:30 - 15:50 Rented accommodations in China: dynamics of sustainability in non-family households
Chujia Cai, University of Manchester, UK
  The carbon footprint of power-to-synthetic natural gas by photovoltaic solar powered electrochemical reduction of CO2
Antonio Dominguez-Ramos, Angel Irabien, University of Cantabria, Spain
15:50 - 16:10   A new recycling process for the aluminium industry
Thomas Robshaw, Mark Ogden, The University of Sheffield, UK
16:10 - 16:30

Carbon footprints of EU diets and the role of trade in the accounting
Vilma Sandström, University of Helsinki, Finland; Hugo Valin, Tamas Krisztin, Petr Havlik, IIASA, Austria; Mario Herrero,  CISRO, Australia; Thomas Kastner, Senckenberg Biodiversität und clima, Germany

  Sustainable food packaging applications: a closer look at environmental impacts in context of packaging functions
Ankit Aggarwal, Tanja Fell, Horst-Christian Langowski, Marius Jesdinszki, Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging, Germany; Markus Schmid, Albstadt-Sigmaringen University, Germany; Martin Kumar Patel, University of Geneva, Switzerland
16:30 - 16:50   Recycled nanocellulose as a sustainable material: process and barrier performance
Kirubanandan Shanmugam, Humayun Nadeem, Swambabu Varanasi, Gil Garnier, Warren Batchelor, Monash University, Australia
17:00 - 18:30 Flash presentations and drinks with exhibitors
19:30 - 22:00 Conference evening event

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