2.-0 LCA consultants (Limited Liability Partnership) is a consulting company of international orientation dedicated to life cycle assessments (LCAs) and related tools such as integrated product management.
The company was founded in 2000 and has since then taken part not only in consulting projects, but also in non-profit activities at the highest technical level, led by organisations such as ISO, UNEP and SETAC. The company has participated in projects supported by the European Union on data standardization for LCA or the European strategy regarding the use of natural resources as well as in national and international projects aiming at developing databases for LCA, prioritization projects on integrated product policy, methodological development of LCA, studies and critical reviews for European industry associations and international companies.
Lastly, the staff of 2.-0 LCA consultants has played a key role in developing the ecoinvent database, which is the most widely used database in the field of LCA worldwide, as well as the newly emerging Exiobase, an LCA database using economic input-output tables. 2.-0 LCA consultants’ headquarters are located at the University of Aalborg, Denmark.
The company has at present seven employees in Denmark, Spain and the Netherlands. 2.-0 LCA consultants is ideally positioned to take part in a project such as 5ReFRACT, as it specializes in the use of prospective, or “consequential” LCA modelling, which is of extreme relevance for assessments aiming at predicting the potential environmental benefits of new technologies implementation. In addition, the company has a broad experience in research projects oriented towards technological development, notably in the metal smelting sector.
Ivan Muñoz started working in life cycle assessment (LCA) in 1998. In his PhD on environmental science (UAB, 2006) he focused his research on the suitability of LCA as a tool for green chemistry. He has been a research fellow in several universities: ESCI-Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain), Centro de Investigaciones de la Energia Solar-University of Almeria (Spain) and Centre for Environmental Strategy-University of Surrey (United Kingdom).
From 2009 to 2013 he worked in the UK for the consumer goods company Unilever. Ivan has worked on LCA for ecodesign, solid waste management, water and wastewater treatment, agriculture and food production, applying not only LCA but other related tools like environmental risk assessment, life cycle costing and water footprinting.
He is currently the subject editor for green chemistry in the International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment and a member of the Editorial Board of ecoinvent.