SUstainable management of PRIMary raw materials through a better approach in Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment (SUPRIM)

Document identifier: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-76427
Keyword: Natural Sciences, Earth and Related Environmental Sciences, Naturvetenskap, Geovetenskap och miljövetenskap, Ore Geology, Malmgeologi
Publication year: 2019
Relevant Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):
SDG 9 Industry, innovation and infrastructureSDG 11 Sustainable cities and communitiesSDG 12 Responsible consumption and production
The SDG label(s) above have been assigned by OSDG.ai

Abstract:

The project focuses on the assessment of the environmental impact of raw materials production and the development of services to better understand sustainability issues in the sector. The main objectives of the project are:

• Development of a Life Cycle Impact Assessment (LCIA) method to address resource accessibility in sustainability assessment and testing and validatingthe method.

• Development of Life Cycle Inventory (LCI) datasets through case studies in collaboration with the industrial partners from the mining sector and apply anenvironmental assessment with the aim to better understand the environmental impacts of the production of copper and the sources of these impacts.

• Bring the service to a broader audience, including the LCIA community, mining companies and their downstream users, policy makers, academia.

Two case studies have been performed, the Cobre las Cruces mine in Spain, operated by First Quantum Minerals Ltd, as well as the Aitik mining operation innorthern Sweden, operated by Boliden Mineral AB.

Authors

Ainara Garcia Uriarte

Tecnalia
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Pierre Menger

Tecnalia
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Laura Garcia Zambrano

Tecnalia
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Aritz Alonso Galdames

Tecnalia
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Tobias Christoph Kampmann

Luleå tekniska universitet; Geovetenskap och miljöteknik
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Glenn Bark

Luleå tekniska universitet; Geovetenskap och miljöteknik
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Rodrigo A.F. Alvarenga

Ghent University
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Jo Dewulf

Ghent University
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David Sanjuan-Delmás

Ghent University
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Johannes Drielsma

Euromines
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Mats Lindblom

Boliden
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Lucas Alcon

Cobre las Cruces
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Juan Manuel Escobar Torres

Cobre las Cruces
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Lauran van Oers

Institute of Environmental Sciences Leiden
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Jeroen B. Guinée

Institute of Environmental Sciences Leiden
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Rita Schulze

Institute of Environmental Sciences Leiden
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Reionout Heijungs

Tecnalia
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