The Conference

The conference will open with a plenary session addressing the overarching theme of putting LCA into practice. Following the welcome addresses from UCD and the Irish Government, we will look at how LCA is being used by specific companies and as part of the branding and continuous improvements schemes for Irish foods.

Wednesday 19th October

09.00-11.00

Registration with Coffee and Networking Time

11.00-11.30

Welcome Address: Nicholas Holden, Conference Host,

Orla Feely, UCD Vice President for Research, Innovation and Impact

Imke de Boer, Professor of Animal Production Systems, Wargeningen UR.

11.30-12.00

Policy Keynote: Origin Green: LCA in action in Ireland / Padraig Brennan

Chair: Nicholas Holden

O’Reilly Hall

12.00-12.30

Industry Keynote: How life cycle assessment (LCA) supports decision making at Nestlé / Urs Schenker

Chair: Nicholas Holden

O’Reilly Hall

12.30-13.00

Scientific Keynotye: UNEP Sustainable Food Systems report /John Ingram

Chair: Nicholas Holden

O’Reilly Hall

13.00-14.30

Lunch, Poster Viewing and Workshops O’Reilly Hall

13.15-13.45

Barilla Industry Workshop “Innovation through LCA.

From the Double Pyramid to the sustainable production of durum wheat”/ Luca Ruini

O’Reilly Hall

14.30-15.00

Industry Keynote: Implementing Sustainable Agriculture - a role for gamification? / Markus Frank

Chair: Thomas Oldfield

O’Reilly Hall

15.00-15.30

Industry Keynote: Unlocking the Value of Metrics /
Viktoria Scherer, Manager Sustainability Development, EVONIK
Rebekah Moses, Senior Sustainability Analyst, IMPOSSIBLE FOODS
Emmanuelle Aoustin, CEO, QUANTIS

Chair: Thomas Oldfield
O’Reilly Hall

15.30-16.00

Poster Presentation Session (Poster Groups 1 - 4) and Coffee Break O’Reilly Hall

16.00-18.00

1. Water and Eutrophication

Chairs: Brad Ridoutt,

Hayo van Der Werf

O’Reilly Hall

2. Dairy production

Chairs: Imke de Boer,

Donal O’Brien

George Moore Theatre

3. Crops and fruits

Chairs: Assumpció Anton,

Claudine Basset Mens

Elan Theatre

4. Methods and data (1)

Chairs: Laurence Shalloo,

Stewart Ledgard

O’Reilly Hall Robing Room

16.00

15. Global water scarcity resulting from Swiss food consumption

Laura Scherer

213. Spatial variation of secondary PM2.5 exposure and health impact from milk production

Katerina Stylianou

24. South African maize production: mitigating environmental impacts through solar powered irrigation

Matthias Stucki

234. Methods comparison between aggregation of environmental Life Cycle Assessment results by midpoint characterization results associated with the fuzzy logic vs. Endpoint characterization method results; Application to vineyard plots.

Sandra Beauchet

16.15

102. Application of Environmental Impact models for water scarcity to a European basket of food products

Valentina Castellani

228. Evaluation based on data quality of allocation methods for calculation of carbon footprint of grass-based dairy production

Paul Rice

259. An evaluation of energy use within organic farming systems

Pietro Goglio

249. LCA and Risk Assessment of Alternative Phosphorous Fertilisers

Stefan Hörtenhuber

16.30

235. The WULCA consensus for water scarcity footprints: Assessing impacts of water consumption based on human and ecosystem demands

Anne-Marie Boulay

21. Ayrshire vs. Holstein: Environmental impact of South African milk from two breeds

Lea Eymann

292. Life Cycle Assessment of Thai Organic Rice Farming to Support Policy Decision on Area Expansion

Rattanawan Mungkung

260. A Participatory Life Cycle-Based Sustainability Study On Using Unmanaged Land for Mānuka Oil Production On the East Coast of New Zealand

Sarah McLaren

16.45

13. Addressing the water use of a medium-sized wine company: the case of Portuguese ‘vinho verde

Paula Quinteiro

307. LIFE CARBON DAIRY, the milk carbon footprint of French dairy farms

Jean-Baptiste Dolle

89. Assessing methods to attribute soil greenhouse gas emissions to a crop in life cycle assessment of cropping systems

Pietro Goglio

67. A methodological framework to assess potential contributions to sustainable transformation of food

Ulrike Eberle

17.00

165. Evaluating the suitability of three water scarcity footprint methods: case study for the Spanish dairy industry

Saioa Ramos

265. The effect of field drainage on productivity and environmental impact of grass based dairy production systems

Pooja Sharma

206. Life-Cycle Assessment of Table Grape Production in Eastern Austria - A Case Study of Three Small Organic Vineyards

Gerhard Piringer

161. Exposure to chemicals in food packaging as a sustainability trade-off in LCA

Alexi Ernstoff

17.15

183. E.T.: An operational field water and salt flows model for agricultural LCA illustrated on a Moroccan Mandarin

Sandra Payen

112. Allocation choices strongly affect technology evaluation in dairy processing

Roel Helmes

236. Including product multicriteria quality in life cycle assessment, application to grape

Christel Renaud-Gentié

170. One size does not fit all - toward farm-specific GHG mitigation options in agriculture through evaluating variability at multiple levels

Monika Zehetmeier

17.30

86. LCA of a 4-year switchgrass crop in Eastern Spain

Neus Escobar Lanzuela

73. The impact of subclinical ketosis in dairy cows on greenhouse gas emissions of milk production

Pim Mostert

133. Using Acoustic Diversity in Life Cycle Assessment of Agriculture: Case Studies of Palm Oil Production in Indonesia

Kiyotada Hayashi

156. Understanding regional & country-specific differences in environmental impacts of production systems using a globally consistent modelling approach

Christian Schader

17.45

224. An Aquaponics Life Cycle Assessment: Evaluating an Innovative Method for Growing High Quality Produce and Protein

Rebecca Hollmann

215. Use of process-based models to quantify life cycle nutrient flows and greenhouse gas impacts of milk production: influence of beneficial management practices and climate change scenarios

Olivier Jolliet

176. Combined Nutritional and Environmental Life Cycle Assessment of Fruits and Vegetables

Katerina Stylianou

162. Better datasets based on best existing data: introducing deontological rules for Life Cycle Inventory phase with local partners in Southern countries.

Yannick Biard

18.00-18.45

Poster Viewing

O’ Reilly Hall

18.45-20.30

Welcome Reception

O’ Reilly Hall


Thursday 20th October

08.00-09.00

Networking Time

09.00-09.30

Scientific Keynote: Impetus for Social LCA in the food industry / Catherine Benoît

Chair:Fionnuala Murphy

O’ Reilly Hall

09.30-10.00

Scientific Keynote: Diet and Nutrition /

Chair: Fionnuala Murphy

O’ Reilly Hall

10.00-11:00

Poster Presentation Session (Poster Groups 5 - 8) and Coffee Break O’ Reilly Hall

11.00-13.00

5. Soil, Carbon and pesticides

Chairs:Assumpció Anton

Thomas Oldfield

O’Reilly Hall

6. Meat production (1)

Chairs: Tommy Boland

Imke de Boer

George Moore Theatre

7. Feed and Fertilizer

Chairs: Mingjia Yan
Laurence Shallloo

O’Brien H2.40

8. PEF, labelling & communications

Chairs: Niels Jungbluth

Llorenc Mila i Canals

O’Reilly Robing Room

11.00

150. Assessing the environmental impacts of agricultural production on soil in a global Life Cycle Impact Assessment method

Franziska Stoessel

6. Is Danish venison production environmentally sustainable?

Henrik Saxe

229. Carbon footprint analysis of mineral fertilizer production in Europe and other world regions

Frank Brentrup

11. Life Cycle Assessment and Product Category Rules for starch products

Katrien Boonen

11.15

144. The importance of a life cycle approach for valuing carbon sequestration

Corina van Middelaar

35. Reducing Site-Specific and Life-Cycle Environmental Impacts and Achieving a Price-Premium for Beef from a Nitrogen-Constrained Catchment

Stewart Ledgard

277. ECOALIM: a Dataset of the Environmental Impacts of Feed Ingredients Used for Animal Production in France

Aurelie Wilfart

121. PEF in practice: learnings from the supporting studies of the PEF FEED pilot

Lody Kuling

11.30

124. Soil organic carbon development in a cereal-dominated region – Impact of crop rotation diversification

Thomas Prade

52. Environmental impact of different types of Danish beef - focus on meat processing

Lisbeth Mogensen

182. Approach to model future protein supply strategies for animal feed in LCA

Christine Dasanayake

242. The EU Organisation Environmental Footprint Sector Rules (OEFSR) for the Retailer sector

Sebastien Humbert

11.45

142. Arable land as carbon sink – a regional case study on greenhouse gas emission impact of diversifying cereal based crop rotations

Lovisa Björnsson

125. Land use efficiency of beef production systems in the Northeastern USA from a food supply perspective

Nicole Tichenor

285. LCA results of French cereal and oilseed feedstuffs with effect of different agricultural practices

Sylvie Dauguet

232. The EU PEF & OEF initiative: Practical issues and repercussions of using PEF guidelines

Marcial Vargas-Gonzalez

12.00

17. Modeling Potential Ecotoxicity Impacts due to Copper Fungicide Use in Vineyards

Nancy Angela Peña Valbuena

49. Modelling Nitrogen and Phosphorus Footprints, Case Finnish Beef Chain

Katri Joensuu

59. Towards the global reference for Feed LCA data: The Global Feed LCA Institute

Nicolas Martin

66. The Product Environmental Footprint Category Rules (PEFCR) Packed Water Pilot Testing

Marcial Vargas-Gonzalez

12.15

98. Ecotoxicity impacts from pesticide use in animal and vegetable food products

Maria Nordborg

122. Carbon footprint analysis of pasture-based beef production systems based on rich primary data at the North Wyke Farm Platform in Devon, UK

Graham McAuliffe

174. Environmental consequences of agricultural products and co-products diversion from animal feed to bioenergy production

Florence Van Stappen

243. How to reconcile eco-design and eco-labelling in LCI database construction? AGRIBALYSE experience and links with database harmonisation initiatives

Vincent Colomb

12.30

132. Estimating pesticide emission fractions for use in LCA: a global consensus-building effort

Peter Fantke

250. A shrinking beef carbon footprint: Comparing greenhouse gas emissions of Canadian beef production between 1981 and 2011

Shannan Little

138. Consequential LCA of feed optimization: alternative protein sources in pig diets

Hannah Van Zanten

68. Credible LCA Communciations: the yellow brick road to building budget and buy-in

Marcial Vargas-Gonzalez

12.45

244. Bioplastics: Does biodegradability have any ecological advantage per se?

Mischa Zschokke

309. Life cycle assessment of the environmental impact of extension supported commercial grass-based sheep farms

Donal O’Brien

47. Multi-objective formulation is an efficient methodology to reduce environmental impacts of pig feeds

Florence Garcia-Launay

158. Web based communication of farm LCA results to farm managers

Daniel U. Baumgartner

13.00-14.30

Lunch, Posters Viewing and Workshops

14.30-15.00

Scientific Keynote: How do we establish life cycle as sessment methods to assess the impact of agricultural production on soil functions? / Dr. Sandra Eady

Chair: Laurence Shalloo

O’ Reilly Hall

15.00-15.30

Commercial Keynote: Deforestation: no more excuses /Sebastien Humbert

Chair: Laurence Shalloo

O’ Reilly Hall

15.30-16.00

Poster Presentation Session (Poster Groups 9 -12) and Coffee Break O’ Reilly Hall

16.00-18.00

9. Biodiversity

Chairs: Mingjia Yan

Christel Cederberg

O’Reilly Hall

10. Seafood and Aquaculture

Chairs: Eoin White

Rattanawan Mungkung

George Moore Theatre

11. Diet and Nutrition

Chairs: Niels Jungbluth

Kiyotada Hayashi

Elan Theatre

12. Case studies: products

Chairs: Thomas Oldfield

Bo Weidema

O’Connor Theatre

16.00

85. Assessing the impact of animal production on biodiversity: looking beyond land use

Felix Teillard

7. Challenges and best practices of seafood supply chains LCA

Patrik Henriksson

169. Environmental Impacts of Diets: Development of an LCA Database to Link to Individual’s Food Choices in the United States

Martin Heller

253. Global warming potential (GWP) of chocolate ice creams considering parameter uncertainties

Antonios Konstantas

16.15

164. Are land use and biodiversity midpoint indicators redundant or complementary?

Tiago Morais

120. Advancement of the marine biotic resource use metric in seafood LCAs: a case study of Norwegian salmon feed

Tim Cashion

77. Food consumption in the EU: LCA and hotspot analysis to drive the selection of eco-innovation strategies

Valentina Castellani

247. LCA case study of fresh and prebaked industrial bread

Thomas Kägi

16.30

189. Global guidance on land use impacts on biodiversity indicators in LCA

Assumpcio Anton

119. Same stock, different management: Quantifying the sustainability of Skagerrak shrimp fisheries from a product perspective

Friederike Ziegler

238. Environmental Impacts of Country Specific Food Consumption in Relation to Nutrient Consumption

Christie Walker

5. The production of pomegranate (Punica granatum) in an arid coastal area in Peru: can the cultivation site attain carbon neutrality?

Ian Vázquez Rowe

16.45

139. Setting the base-line of biodiversity; review and recommendations for biodiversity reference states in Life Cycle Impact Assessments models

Emke Vrasdonk

118. Life cycle environmental impacts of a northeast Atlantic trawler on a fishing trip basis, including a novel approach to assess biotic impacts of fishing

Friederike Ziegler

81. Proposing the Nutrient Density Unit as the functional unit in LCAs of foods

Corné Van Dooren

4. Using Life Cycle Assessment to determine the environmental profile of Pisco in different Peruvian regions

Ian Vázquez Rowe

17.00

186. The Need to Integrate Landscape Structure in Land Use Impact Assessment on Biodiversity: Making Transparent Trade-offs between Agricultural Production and Biodiversity Conservation

Matthias Samuel Meier

145. Environmental assessment of sea cage aquaculture in Tunisia using Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)

Khaled Abdou

194. Life Cycle Assessment of the U.S. Food Supply Chain under Different Dietary Choices

Greg Thoma

143. Cradle to Grave Lifecycle Impacts of Italian Mozzarella Cheese

Alessandro Dalla Riva

17.15

99. Combining environmental performance evaluation using LCA approach and biodiversity indicators for French cow milk production

Claver Kanyarushoki

264. Assessing alternative scenarios for the Indonesian aquaculture sector up to 2030 using exploratory LCA

Patrik Henriksson

46. Following nutrition recommendation is not enough to reduce climate impact of food consumption

Merja Saarinen

78. Life Cycle Environmental Impacts of Global Consumption of Scotch Whisky

Harish Jeswani

17.30

83. Livestock Environmental Assessment and Performance (LEAP) Partnership: Building global methodological consensus for improved environmental management

Felix Teillard

8. LCA of three Peruvian fishmeal plants

Angel Avadí

153. Influence of Personal Consumption Behaviour on the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Caused by different Dietary Patterns

Sara Corrado

154. Comparison of different data sources for the beverage industry

Bo Weidema

17.45

16. New characterization factors based on direct measures of plant species richness in Europe to estimate land use impacts on biodiversity in LCA

Marie Knudsen

117. What we feed matters: differences in life cycle greenhouse gas emissions and primary productivity requirements to sustain provision of fish meals and oils

Tim Cashion

269. Environmental impacts of scenarios for food provisions in Switzerland

Niels Jungbluth

31. Environmental Evaluation of Canadian Egg Production Systems

Frederic Pelletier

18.00 to 20.00

Free time

20.00

Conference Dinner (Mansion House, Dawson Street, City Centre)


Friday 21st October

08.00-09.00

Networking Time

09.00-09.30

Scientific Keynote: Decisions and Consequences / Bo Weidema

Chair:

Mingjia Yan

O’ Reilly Hall

09.30-10.00

Policy Keynote: Broader social context / Tom Arnold

Chair:

Mingjia Yan

O’ Reilly Hall

10.00-10.30

Poster Presentation Session (Poster Groups 13-16) and Coffee Break O’ Reilly Hall

10.30-12.00

13. Land Use & Eutrophication

Chairs:

Bo Weidema

Hayo van Der Werf

O’Reilly Hall

14. Food Processing

Chairs:

Mingjia Yan

Fionnuala Murphy

George Moore Theatre

15. Waste and bi/co-products

Chairs:

Eoin White

Thomas Nemecek

Icon Theatre

16. Case studies: diet

Chairs:

Ulrike Eberle

Rattanawan Mungkung

O’Brien H2.38

10.30

18. Assessing Land Use Change Impact of Food Products Worldwide with the World Food LCA Database

Xavier Bengoa

128. Reducing Environmental Impact of Greek Yogurt is the Whey to Go

Jasmina Burek

48. Environmental impacts and abatement costs of food waste reduction

Sandra Baumgardt

254. LCA results for Austrian dairy farms related to socio-economic functional units

Stefan Hörtenhuber

10.45

190. Quantifying Land- Use Change Associated with US Agricultural Production

Greg Thoma

20. Pasteurized Versus UHT Milk: Trade-offs between Environmental Impacts and Nutritional Damage

Alessandra Fusi

239. The embedded resource and environmental burden of deliberately wasted lettuce

Robert Lillywhite

273. Environmental Assessment of the Impact of School Meals in the United Kingdom

Valeria De Laurentiis

11.00

56. Country Specific Land Use Characterization Factors for Life Cycle Impact Assessment

Ulrike Bos

107. Life cycle greenhouse gas emissions of ready-made baby food

Natalia Sieti

173. Environmental Impact of Food Losses from Agriculture to Consumption in Switzerland

Claudio Beretta

214. Life cycle perspective on U.S. dietary patterns

Alexandra Evans

11.15

94. Past and future soybean land transformation impacts in Mato Grosso, Brazil

Michael Lathuillière

246. Case study European Sugar: important insights for environmental footprinting

Thomas Kägi

109. Edible food waste in Norway – Methodology and results from the ForMat-project

Aina Elstad Stensgård

141. A life cycle approach to modeling nutritionally balanced, climate-friendly and socially viable dietary patterns in Ontario, Canada.

Goretty Dias

11.30

227. How EU27 is outsourcing the vast majority of its land and water footprint

Stephan Pfister

241. Life Cycle Assessment of gelatin extracted from tilapia residues

Maria Cléa Figueirêdo

272. Wasted food minimization verses utilisation within the circular economy – a case study of Ireland

Thomas Oldfield

302. Environmental Impact Reduction from Integration of Plant-Based Hamburger Production to Replace Animal Farming

Norman Sammons

11.45

191. Identifying Land Use Changes (LUC): a global LUC matrix

Michele De Rosa

268. Milk Processing – Life cycle assessment of a detailed dairy model

Niels Jungbluth

157. Production of Stabilized Lactic Acid Bacteria viewed from a Life Cycle Assessment perspective

Caroline Pénicaud

93. Life Cycle Assessment Perspectives of Insect Proteins for Feed and Food

Sergiy Smetana

12.00-13.00

Lunch (Poster removal and Worksops)

13.00-15.00

17. Impacts

Chairs:

Stewart Ledgard

Llorenc Mila i Canals

O’Reilly Hall

18. Meat Production (2)

Chairs:

Dr Tommy Boland

Donal O’Brien

George Moore Theatre

19. Novel foods and approaches to food

Chairs:

Greg Thoma

Claudine Basset Mens

Icon Theatre

20. Methods and Data (2)

Chairs:

Thomas Oldfield

Kiyotada Hayashi

O’Brien H2.38

13.00

53. Relevance of the Spatialized Territorial LCA method: case study of eutrophication in a French catchment

Laure Nitschelm

276. A biophysical allocation rule for meat products, based on energy requirements of body-tissue growth.

Aurelie Wilfart

29. LCA of laboratory-scale production of mannosylerythritol lipides

Ulrike Bos

266. Design and Management of sustainable Swiss agricultural systems by involving Stakeholders: The acceptance of life cycle thinking in defining strategies

Martin Braunschweig

13.15

36. Application of Eutrophication Potential Indicators in Case Study Catchments in New Zealand

Sandra Payen

62. How important is the region in determining the nutritional strategy applied to broiler systems in order to reduce environmental impact

Craig Tallentire

90. An environmental techno-economic assessment of an algal-based biorefinery

Gwenny Thomassen

275. The balance of core and noncore foods: a critical intervention point to concurrently address both healthy eating and dietary GHG emissions reduction objectives

Brad Ridoutt

13.30

202. Identifying hotspots to improve the environmental performance of farms: Important factors and their variability

Maria Bystricky

137. How much animal-source food can we produce while avoiding feed-food competition?

Hannah Van Zanten

296. Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment of Convenience Food: Ready-made Meals

Ximena Schmidt Rivera

37. Modelling farm and field emissions in LCA of farming systems: the case of dairy farming

Thomas Nemecek

13.45

168. Farmers would use agriculture-specific LCI-methods – Comparing the Cereal Unit allocation and the Crop Rotation approach versus LCI-results of established modeling options

Gerhard Brankatschk

146. The effect of feeding strategy on environmental impacts of pig production depends on the context of production: evaluation through life cycle assessment

Jean-Yves Dourmad

30. Potential environmental and economic benefits from local food production in rooftop greenhouses

Mireia Ercilla Montserrat

166. Reducing environmental impact of dairy products through Ecodesign

Saioa Ramos

14.00

256. Does a division of labour between farms in favoured and less favoured regions improve the environmental performance of dairy production?

Silvia Marton

159. Integrating Pigs and Crops for Environmental Benefit - A Swedish Case Study

Daniel U. Baumgartner

172. Could cellular agriculture reduce environmental impacts?

Hanna Tuomisto

147. Reducing uncertainty at minimal cost: a method to identify most relevant input parameters and prioritize data collection

Aimable Uwizeye

14.15

80. LCI of food products sectors: from field data collection to the big picture

Laura Farrant

28. Environmental footprint of milk and meat from the French cattle sector: progresses since 1990 and future trends to 2035

Armelle Gac

270. Life cycle assessment of meals based on vegetarian protein sources

Niels Jungbluth

282. How LCA is used to define key performance indicators for food

Tommie Ponsioen

14.45

Closing session and announcement of LCAFood2018

Chair:

Nicholas Holden

O’ Reilly Hall

15.00

End of Conference


This Programme may be subject to change

Themes

The conference is structured into four broad themes.
Theme 1: Impacts & Environmental Processes will look at specific environmental processes and services as addressed by LCA. Contributions on soil, biodiversity, ecosystem services, water and land use will be considered in this theme.
Theme 2: Animal Products will look specifically at animal products with contributions on meat (beef, pigs and poultry), dairy, post-farm processing and seafood sectors being considered in this theme.
Theme 3 : Human Interactions in the Food Chain will look at interaction with humans and human systems with contributions on crop systems, waste, processing, diet, nutrition, behaviour, and health and food innovation.
Theme 4: Using LCA will address various aspect of how LCA is used, with contributions ranging from data, methods and tools, through socio-economic methods, to PEF, labelling and policy, but studies using complete LCA (whole chain, multi impact) are also most welcome.

Plenaries

The welcome plenary session on day one will focus on the current use of LCA methods by the food industry in Ireland, particularly the farm and company focused programme "Origin Green". There will also be a presentation on the use of LCA along the supply chain by food companies and the technical challanges that companies face in best using LCA for decision making.

The main technical plenary sessions on day two will address key issues relating to the four themes with a particular focus on social aspects in LCA, soil functions, diet and nutrition and ecosystems services as emerging issues.

The conference will close with a plenary session addressing how LCA is and can be used to make decisions. A keynote presentation by Prof Bo Weidema will address "LCA - potentials and limitations for decision support" which will be followed by a moderated discussion of the main outcomes of the conference and the issues emerging for LCA over the coming years.