Name of source European Reference Life Cycle Database 2.0
Provider European Commission – Joint Research Centre
Summary text The ELCD core database comprises Life Cycle Inventory (LCI) data from front-running EU-level business associations and other sources for key materials, energy carriers, transport, and waste management
Contact lca@jrc.ec.europa.eu
Licensing Free
Language(s) English
Website http://lca.jrc.ec.europa.eu/lcainfohub/

Access – data formats and accessibility

File type HTML (web) browsing access or zip file
Software needs Web browser

Contents – breadth and depth of datasets

Age 2006-2010
Geography Europe
Original Data Source(s) Academic research, Industry statistics, Government publications, Other LCA databases
Other Databases Included Various
Life cycle stages Cradle-to-Grave
Modeling approach Process LCA
Emissions results Total CO2e, separate GHGs
Number of datasets +300
Main topics End-of-life treatment; Energy carriers and technologies; Materials production; Systems; Transport services
Other topics

Data transparency – what metadata 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 Unknown
Standards compliant ISO 14040; ISO 14044