International Sustainable Production and Consumption

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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 Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment and Management 1

Energy, Food, Water and Waste Nexus 1

  Room: View
Session chairs: Adisa Azapagic and Nick Coleman
  Room: Perspective
Session chairs: Carmen Teodosiu and Alejandro Gallego Schmid
10:00 - 10:30


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



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

10:30 - 10:50 Socio-economic impact of Swedish final demand on China
Hettie Boonman, Jinxue Hu, TNO, Netherlands; Arnold Tukker, CML, Netherlands
  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 Social life cycle assessment of rare earth permanent magnets using PSILCA
Jasmin Werker, Christina Wulf, Andrea Schreiber, Petra Zapp, Forschungszentrum Juelich, Germany
  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
11:10 - 11:30  Refreshment break     
Session Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment and Management 2

Energy, Food, Water and Waste Nexus 2

  Room: View
Session chairs: Stefan Hirschberg and Antonio Dominguez-Ramos
  Room: Perspective
Session chairs: Carmen Teodosiu and Alejandro Gallego Schmid 
11:30 - 11:50 Temporal issues and discounting in life cycle assessment
Stefan Lueddeckens, Edeltraud Guenther, TU Dresden, Germany; Peter Saling, BASF, Germany
  An assessment of locational viability for a proposed wind farm development at Barrhill South, Ayrshire, Scotland
Anastasia Fleming, University of Chester, UK
11:50 - 12:10 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

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 

12:10 - 12:30

Environmental impacts of cheddar cheese with recovery of co-products from cheese whey
Piya Gosalvitr, Rosa Cuellar-Franca, Robin Smith, Adisa Azapagic, The University of Manchester, UK

  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
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch with exhibitors and poster viewing
Session Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment and Management 3

Consumers, Lifestyles
and Policy 1

  Room: View
Session chairs: Edeltraud Guenther and Hettie Boonman 
  Room: Perspective
Session chairs: Sandra Verghaus and Ximena Schmidt Rivera 
13:30 - 13:50

The challenges of the international law framework to grasp life cycle sustainability
Chetna Malviya, University Aix Marseille, France



Exploring adoption of low-involvement fast moving consumer product eco-innovations 
Suneel Kunamaneni, Hoang Dong, Jassi Sukky, Leeds Beckett University, UK

13:50 - 14:10

Constructive sustainability assessment: implementing a responsible research and innovation approach for emerging technologies
Nicholas Matthews, Philip Shapira, Laurence Stamford, University of Manchester, UK


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

14:10 - 14:30

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


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

14:30 - 14:50     

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 

14:50 - 15:10 Refreshment break
Session Sustainable Technologies, Products and Services 1
  Room: View
Session chairs: Stefaan Simons and Omar Romero Hernandez
15:10 - 15:30 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
15:30 - 15:50 A new recycling process for the aluminium industry
Thomas Robshaw, Mark Ogden, The University of Sheffield, UK
15:50 - 16:10

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 

16:10 - 16:30 Recycled nanocellulose as a sustainable material: process and barrier performance
Kirubanandan Shanmugam, Humayun Nadeem, Swambabu Varanasi, Gil Garnier, Warren Batchelor, Monash University, Australia
16:45 - 17:15  Flash presentations
17:15 - 18:00 Drinks with exhibitors 
18:00 - 19:30 Free time
19:30 - 22:00 Conference dinner at the Midland Hotel

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