We observe that the environmental pressures caused by human activity increasingly challenge our planet. A number of researchers have therefore aimed to identify the capacity of the earth to embrace those pressures. They identified nine, so-called planetary boundaries that represent the carrying capacity of the planet and that should not be surpassed in a sustainable world. In this webinar we present how we can assess whether our products and systems stay inside these boundaries and thus are “absolute sustainable”.
- “Planetary boundaries and Absolute environmental sustainability assessment”
Speaker: Michael Zwicky Hauschild, Professor, Department of Environmental and Resource Engineering, DTU Technical University of Denmark
- “Absolute Environmental sustainability assessment in practice – example with WAAM”
Speaker: Stig Irving Olsen, Associate Professor, Department of Environmental and Resource Engineering, DTU Technical University of Denmark
- Free event
- In english
- Mandatory registration
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About the speakers
Michael Z. Hauschild
Michael Z. Hauschild is Professor in Life Cycle Assessment at the Department of Environmental and Resource Engineering, Technical University of Denmark. He has been overall responsible for the department’s life cycle engineering research activities, teaching and professional training for more than a decade. Together with colleagues he developed and documented one of the ﬁrst full life cycle assessment methods and has since been part of the international research community on Life Cycle Assessment. Lately he has been main responsible for developing the Absolute Environmental Sustainability Assessment framework and methods, and heads the DTU Centre for Absolute Sustainability.
Stig Irvin Olsen
Stig Irving Olsen is associate professor in sustainable manufacturing at the Department of Environmental and Resource Engineering, Technical University of Denmark. His research in the past decades have focused on assessment of life cycle environmental, social and resource impacts in specific industrial applications; Use of life cycle assessment (LCA) in decision support; Circular economy; And Sustainability assessment of emerging technologies. His current research focuses on application and operationalisation of new methods for sustainability management, often in relation to new technologies like for example WAAM.
Grade2XL is a European project aligning partners along the value chain to foster the rapid development of WAAM materials and process. Grade2XL will deliver multi-material products of superior quality and performance. The high printing rate of WAAM, combined with the ability to control material properties down to the nanoscale, will allow to build strong and durable engineering structures.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 862017.
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