Chinese Life Cycle Database (CLCD)


Name of source CLCD (Chinese Life Cycle Database)
Provider Sichuan University, China; IKE Environmental Technology CO., Ltd, China
Summary text A national background LCI database consists of ca. 600 LCI datasets for key materials and chemicals, energy carriers, transport, and waste management, which is based on a consistent core life cycle model and represents the combination of various technologies in Chinese market.
Licensing Free in eBalance software
Language(s) Chinese

Access – data formats and accessibility

File type CLCD, Ecospold and ILCD format
Software needs eBalance

Contents – breadth and depth of datasets

Age 2009-2011
Geography China
Original Data Source(s) Industry statistics, Government publications, Academic research, Other LCA databases
Other Databases Included None
Life cycle stages Cradle-to-Gate
Modeling approach Process
Emissions results GHGs and other 30 main emissions
Number of datasets 600
Main topics Energy carriers; Materials and chemicals; Transport services; Waste management
Other topics

Data transparency – what meta data is provided for each dataset?

System boundaries Yes
Data Types Process
Allocation Methods Yes
Technology Yes
Data year Yes
Original source Yes
Uncertainty Yes

Quality – is information provided on data quality?

Data quality score Yes
Quality assurance Yes
Standards compliant ISO 14040; ISO 14044; ISO/TS 14048