Training: LCA in agricultural- and food products

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expert life cycle assessment

Expert Life Cycle Assessment

Blonk Consultants organises LCA Training

LCA in agricultural- and food products, including additional workshop ' Sustainable Diets'

Blonk Consultants organises a two day Life Cycle Assessment training, focused on agricultural and food products, on 7th and 8th of November. This training is a perfect start to gain a better understanding of LCA. Additionally, we offer an exclusive workshop on 'Sustainable Diets' on the 9th of November. Our LCA experts will take you step by step through the LCA landscape, from theory towards methodological standards and recent developments in the work field. Of course there is room for discussions and questions. Moreover, the training includes several interesting and hands-on exercises, which will help you to gain a deep understanding of the daily practise of LCA.

Date: 7, 8 & 9 November 2016

Location: Utrecht, the Netherlands

Focus of the training

This LCA training consists of theory, practical examples and hands-on exercise.
After completion you will have practical insight of:
Landscape of food LCAs
History of LCAs, recent developments, methodological standards, PCRs, EPDs, limitations of LCA and the complexity of LCAs of pland and animal production. Principles of LCA methodology
Principles of LCA methodology
  • Introduction to life cycle thinking
  • Definition of Goal & Scope: Effective definition of the objectives of your study, functional unit, reference flow, system boundaries, allocation and end-of-life.
  • Life Cycle Inventory Analysis: Data collection and the quality of data from various sources
  • Life Cycle Impact Assessment: Characterisation, normalisation and weighting
  • Interpretation of the results: How to come to valid and solid conclusions?
Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) - Getting ready for the PEF
  • What is the PEF?
  • State of affairs regarding the development of the PEF
  • PEF in the future
Calculations and case studies
  • Calculation of the environmental impact of crop cultivation
  • Calculation of the environmental impact of crop processing
  • Calculation of the environmental impact of animal husbandry
The course and course materials will be in English.

Exclusive workshop

Additional workshop 'Sustainable Diets'

On the 9th of November we organise an exclusive additional workshop on 'Sustainable Diets'.
During this interactive workshop you will learn more about the balance between environmental impact and nutritional value of food and food patterns. You will gain insights in the current knowlegde on sustainable diets. Furthermore, theory will put into practice through various exercises.

After completion you will have insight in the importance of healthy and sustainable diets. Besides that you will learn how healthy and sustainable diets can be put into practice.

It is also possible to just attend this workshop.

Your investment

Cost overview

Training/WorkshopYour investmentIncluding
Two day LCA training (7, 8 November) & Workshop 'Sustainable Diets' (9 November)€ 2.500,- ex VATThis includes three lunches, diner on the first evening, binder with all presentations, hand-outs, Excel templates and exercises.
Two day LCA traiing (7,8 November)€ 1.950,- ex VATThis includes two lunches, diner on the first evening, binder with all presentations, hand-outs, Excel templates and exercises.
Workshop 'Sustainable Diets' (9 November)€ 950,- ex VATThis includes lunch, binder with all presentations and hand-outs


If you register with two or more persons of your organisation you will receive a discount.
Please contact us for further details.