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The Center for Industrial Ecology (CIE) at the University of Coimbra was established to provide an organizational focus for research and teaching in industrial ecology. CIE brings together faculty, researchers and doctoral/master students from the University of Coimbra and elsewhere to develop new knowledge at the forefront of the field. Research is carried out in collaboration with other institutions and with international partners mainly in Europe, USA and Latin America.

Current research activities include:

  • Life cycle assessment and management;
  • Sustainability assessment of energy systems;
  • Bio-energy (including biofuels for transportation) and bio-products;
  • Buildings and sustainable architecture;
  • Eco-design, extended producer responsibility and product end-of-life issues;
  • Life cycle activity analysis and other extended life cycle approaches.

CIE has strong involvement in the Energy for Sustainability initiative at the University of Coimbra (www.uc.pt/en/efs), and is also part of the research group Energy, Environment and Comfort (at ADAI - Associação para o Desenvolvimento da Aerodinâmica Industrial) of the Associated Laboratory for Energy, Transports and Aeronautics (LAETA).

 


 

O Centro para a Ecologia Industrial (CIE) da Universidade de Coimbra foi criado para estabelecer uma estrutura organizacional para promover a investigação e o ensino em Ecologia Industrial. O Centro para a Ecologia Industrial reúne Professores, Investigadores e Estudantes de Doutoramento/Mestrado da Universidade de Coimbra, para desenvolver novos conhecimentos na vanguarda desta área científica. A investigação é levada a cabo em colaboração com outras instituições e parceiros internacionais, principalmente na Europa, EUA e América Latina.

Investigação actual inclui:

  • Gestão e avaliação de ciclo de vida;
  • Avaliação da sustentabilidade de sistemas de energia;
  • Bioenergia (incluindo biocombustíveis para os transportes) e bio-productos;
  • Edifícios e arquitectura sustentável;
  • Eco-design, responsabilidade alargada do produtor e questões relacionadas com o fim de vida dos produtos;
  • Modelos de optimização económica e ambiental integrada (Life Cycle Activity Analysis) e outras metodologias abrangentes de ciclo de vida.

O CIE tem um forte envolvimento na iniciativa Energia para a Sustentabilidade (http://www.uc.pt/efs) e faz parte do grupo de investigação “Energia, Ambiente e Conforto” (da ADAI – Associação para o desenvolvimento da Aerodinâmica Industrial) do Laboratório Associado em Energia, Transportes e Aeronáutica (LAETA).

News

 

Rita Garcia successfully defended her PhD thesis entitled “Dynamic Fleet-Based Life-Cycle Assessment: Addressing Environmental Consequences of the Introduction of Electric Vehicles in Portugal”, supervised by Prof. Fausto Freire, on March 30, at Sala dos Capelos, University of Coimbra. Congratulations!

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Lecture

STREAMLINING RESIDENTIAL BUILDING LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT VIA PROBABILISTIC UNDERSPECIFICATION

Dr. Jeremy Gregory (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

March 30 | 11 AM | Auditorium of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Polo II Campus, University of Coimbra

 

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Life-Cycle Lunch Seminar

“Dynamic Fleet-Based LCA: Addressing Environmental Consequences of the Introduction of EVs in Portugal”, by Rita Garcia

March 23 | 12h00

 

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Fausto Freire gave an invited lecture at the Seminar “Economia Circular: Eliminar o Desperdício; Criar Novas Oportunidades”, 19 March, Porto de Mós.

 

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Érica Geraldes Castanheira won the 2015 Mário Quartin Graça Scientific Award for her PhD thesis “Environmental Sustainability Assessment of Soybean and Palm Biodiesel Systems: a Life-Cycle Approach”. Congratulations!

 

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Last updated on April 15 2016.