Strathclyde Knowledge Exchange Development Fund

  • Wilson, Andrew (Principal Investigator)
  • McGrane, Scott (Co-investigator)
  • Gordeyev, Sergey (Co-investigator)

Project: Internally funded project

Project Details


A collaborative project between economics, and mechanical and aerospace engineering to develop connections between then business community and life cycle analysis expertise

Layman's description

The purpose of this project is to engage with business community in the UK and worldwide on the importance of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and encourage collaboration between departments and faculties at the University of Strathclyde. LCA is an internationally standardised method of analysis capable of calculating environmental impacts of products, processes or services over their entire lifespan. As more companies set net-zero targets, LCA should become an invaluable tool to better manage company supply chains and set more ambitious science-based targets to achieve sustainability goals. Despite this, the application of LCA within businesses is still relatively low, with many organisations citing the complicated nature of the method as barrier, including how to translate the theory into a credible, transparent and applicable practice. As such, this project aims to provide necessary information for companies to begin integrating LCA into their business development plans.


Funded at £13,842
Short titleKEDF
Effective start/end date1/09/2231/03/23


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