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Minten, Hannah
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Vandegehuchte, Bart D.
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Jaumard, Benjamin
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Meys, Raoul
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Reinert, Christiane
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Bardow, André
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2024-06-11T08:29:34Z
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2024-06-08T07:45:38Z
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2024-06-11T08:29:34Z
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2024
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1463-9262
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1463-9270
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10.1039/d4gc00964a
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http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11850/677253
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10.3929/ethz-b-000677253
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In the pursuit of climate change mitigation, the chemical industry is developing carbon capture and utilization (CCU) processes to eliminate fossil carbon feedstock. Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of CCU processes is crucial to verify climate change mitigation and identify potential burden shifting to other areas of environmental damage. Preferentially, this knowledge would be available already in early process development. However, LCA expertise is sparse and LCA studies are often data-intensive and complex, limiting the accessibility to non-LCA experts. To bridge this accessibility gap, we present ESTIMATe, an open-source Excel tool automating LCA assumptions and using estimation methods to streamline the LCA of CCU processes. ESTIMATe, designed for non-LCA experts, quickly provides simplified early-stage LCA results before a comprehensive LCA would usually be conducted. Our case studies demonstrate how ESTIMATe guides process development at different levels of process maturity by assessing climate change mitigation potentials, analyzing environmental impacts along the course of process development, and comparing the environmental performance of process alternatives. ESTIMATe is thus designed to complement rather than replace comprehensive LCA software, providing early access to LCA results and enabling process developers to incorporate environmental perspectives into their decision-making. The ESTIMATe tool is available for download as part of the ESI.dagger
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en
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Royal Society of Chemistry
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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Early-stage impact assessment tool (ESTIMATe) for the life cycle assessment of CO₂-based chemicals
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Journal Article
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Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported
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2024-05-24
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Green Chemistry
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Green Chem.
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published
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ETH Zürich::00002 - ETH Zürich::00012 - Lehre und Forschung::00007 - Departemente::02130 - Dep. Maschinenbau und Verfahrenstechnik / Dep. of Mechanical and Process Eng.::02668 - Inst. f. Energie- und Verfahrenstechnik / Inst. Energy and Process Engineering::09696 - Bardow, André / Bardow, André
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ETH Zürich::00002 - ETH Zürich::00012 - Lehre und Forschung::00007 - Departemente::02130 - Dep. Maschinenbau und Verfahrenstechnik / Dep. of Mechanical and Process Eng.::02668 - Inst. f. Energie- und Verfahrenstechnik / Inst. Energy and Process Engineering::09696 - Bardow, André / Bardow, André
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2024-06-08T07:45:52Z
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Open access
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