Life Cycle Analysis – A Tool to Understand SustainabilityFor my own take on this, see my "Belconnen to City Transitway Submission".
Date: Wednesday 20th September 2006
Location: Engineering Lecture Theatre, Building 32, Grid reference F4.
Time: 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm
Both Dr Faltenbacher and Dr Gediga will be in Australia attending a conference on alternative transport energies in Perth.
During this seminar they will give an overview of their work, their methodologies and then some detailed results and analysis of a couple of case studies.
Life cycle analysis is vital in discussing the cradle to grave impact of sustainable energy technologies. The work carried out in the Engineering Department at the ANU and, within engineering, the Centre for Sustainable Energy Systems responds well to life cycle analysis.
Dr Michael Faltenbacher is in charge of all projects focusing on fuels for transportation energy systems within the PE Consulting Group based in Germany.
From 1999 to 2005 he was a research Engineer at the Department of Life Cycle Engineering at the University of Stuttgart, Chair of material science of metal and polymers, IKP. During that time he was, amongst other things, the coordinator of the accompanying studies for the world’s largest fuel cell bus demonstration trial taking place in 10 European cities as well as in Perth, Western Australia, and Beijing, China (CUTE – Clean Urban Transport for Europe).
Dr Johannes Gediga is an expert in evaluating and improving the performance of product systems. He has extensive experience in the metals and mining industries, including non-ferrous and precious metals processing. `He has expertise in economic calculations, weak point analysis, and technology benchmark energy efficiency studies, with a focus on sustainability and Clean Development Mechanism (CDM).
Thursday, September 14, 2006
Life Cycle Analysis, 20 Sep, Canberra
Free seminar in Canberra at the Australian National University: