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Methods for handling uncertainty
This Zenodo repository contains:
· Guide on the appraisal of uncertainty in the LCA of biobased products
This document presents practical approaches to handle uncertainty in the environmental assessments of biobased products within the ALIGNED project. Includes both theoretical elements, such as definitions and examples of uncertainty types and description of different approaches for uncertainty and sensitivity, as well as tiered recommendations for practitioners applying these approaches in case studies.
· Calculator of uncertainty using pedigree matrix (.xlsx file)
Spreadsheets to calculate uncertainty estimates using the pedigree matrix approach, with example.
· Example of calculation of uncertainty estimates from measurement data (.xlsx file)
Spreadsheet to calculate uncertainty estimates for the exchanges of a unit process, with example.
· Example of calculation of sensitivity ration (.xlsx file)
Spreadsheet showing an example of how to calculate the sensitivity ration.
· Calculator sheet for analytical error propagation (.xlsx file)
Spreadsheet showing an example of how to perform analytical error propagation using a simple case and a more complex case using sensitivity ratios and uncertainty estimates as starting point.
· README instructions for running the notebooks (.txt file)
A text file with all details needed to set up a virtual environment with the right requirements to reproduce the notebooks, including versions of databases used.
· Data for a dummy biobased product (.xlsx and .csv files)
Data about a fictional product system for a biobased product that is imported in the notebooks (below) and used as example for applying the various techniques of sensitivity and uncertainty analysis.
· Tutorial for assessment of model uncertainty (.ipynb and .html files)
Tutorial in python code using the brightway2 open source LCA software to implement a specific case of assessment of modelling uncertainty due to the modelling choice of energy mix. Can be adapted to design and perform similar types of analysis on other modelling choices.
· Tutorial for comparative Monte Carlo simulation (.ipynb and .html files)
Tutorial in python code using the brightway2 open source LCA software to implement the uncertainty analysis in the case of a comparative assessment of two alternative products, using stochastic simulation. Can be adapted to design and perform a similar analysis on another case.
· Tutorial for One at Time (OAT) sensitivity analysis (.ipynb and .html files)
Tutorial in python code using the brightway2 open source LCA software to implement a one at the time sensitivity analysis on several parameters. Can be adapted to design and perform a similar analysis on another case.
· Tutorial for Global Sensitivity Analysis (GSA) using correlation (.ipynb and .html files)
Tutorial in python code using the brightway2 open source LCA software to implement a global sensitivity analysis where the values of multiple parameters are changed simultaneously. Correlation analysis is used to estimate the sensitivity associated to each parameter. Can be adapted to design and perform a similar analysis on another case.
· Tutorial for Global Sensitivity Analysis (GSA) with FAST method (.ipynb and .html files)
Tutorial in python code using the brightway2 open source LCA software to implement a global sensitivity analysis where the values of multiple parameters are changed simultaneously. A specific sampling strategy is used and a specific sensitivity index is calculated. Can be adapted to design and perform a similar analysis on another case.
· Importer for life cycle inventory data (.py file)
Specific python script used to import the data
This Zenodo repository contains:
· Guide on the appraisal of uncertainty in the LCA of biobased products
This document presents practical approaches to handle uncertainty in the environmental assessments of biobased products within the ALIGNED project. Includes both theoretical elements, such as definitions and examples of uncertainty types and description of different approaches for uncertainty and sensitivity, as well as tiered recommendations for practitioners applying these approaches in case studies.
· Calculator of uncertainty using pedigree matrix (.xlsx file)
Spreadsheets to calculate uncertainty estimates using the pedigree matrix approach, with example.
· Example of calculation of uncertainty estimates from measurement data (.xlsx file)
Spreadsheet to calculate uncertainty estimates for the exchanges of a unit process, with example.
· Example of calculation of sensitivity ration (.xlsx file)
Spreadsheet showing an example of how to calculate the sensitivity ration.
· Calculator sheet for analytical error propagation (.xlsx file)
Spreadsheet showing an example of how to perform analytical error propagation using a simple case and a more complex case using sensitivity ratios and uncertainty estimates as starting point.
· README instructions for running the notebooks (.txt file)
A text file with all details needed to set up a virtual environment with the right requirements to reproduce the notebooks, including versions of databases used.
· Data for a dummy biobased product (.xlsx and .csv files)
Data about a fictional product system for a biobased product that is imported in the notebooks (below) and used as example for applying the various techniques of sensitivity and uncertainty analysis.
· Tutorial for assessment of model uncertainty (.ipynb and .html files)
Tutorial in python code using the brightway2 open source LCA software to implement a specific case of assessment of modelling uncertainty due to the modelling choice of energy mix. Can be adapted to design and perform similar types of analysis on other modelling choices.
· Tutorial for comparative Monte Carlo simulation (.ipynb and .html files)
Tutorial in python code using the brightway2 open source LCA software to implement the uncertainty analysis in the case of a comparative assessment of two alternative products, using stochastic simulation. Can be adapted to design and perform a similar analysis on another case.
· Tutorial for One at Time (OAT) sensitivity analysis (.ipynb and .html files)
Tutorial in python code using the brightway2 open source LCA software to implement a one at the time sensitivity analysis on several parameters. Can be adapted to design and perform a similar analysis on another case.
· Tutorial for Global Sensitivity Analysis (GSA) using correlation (.ipynb and .html files)
Tutorial in python code using the brightway2 open source LCA software to implement a global sensitivity analysis where the values of multiple parameters are changed simultaneously. Correlation analysis is used to estimate the sensitivity associated to each parameter. Can be adapted to design and perform a similar analysis on another case.
· Tutorial for Global Sensitivity Analysis (GSA) with FAST method (.ipynb and .html files)
Tutorial in python code using the brightway2 open source LCA software to implement a global sensitivity analysis where the values of multiple parameters are changed simultaneously. A specific sampling strategy is used and a specific sensitivity index is calculated. Can be adapted to design and perform a similar analysis on another case.
· Importer for life cycle inventory data (.py file)
Specific python script used to import the data
Original language  English 

Publisher  Zenodo 

Number of pages  28 
DOIs  
Publication status  Published  20 Mar 2024 
Keywords
 Unvertainty
 biobased
 Life Cycle Assessment
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ALIGNED: Aligning Life Cycle Assessment methods and biobased sectors for improved environmental performance
Pizzol, M. (PI), Løkke, S. (CoPI), Ghose, A. (Project Participant), Champetier, F. (Other), Lancz, K. (Project Participant) & Stakenaite, D. (Project Manager)
01/10/2022 → 30/09/2025
Project: Research
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D1.2 – Description of scientific methods: Overview of deliverable and associated documents
Pizzol, M., Ghose, A., Løkke, S., Lancz, K., Watanabe, M. D., Rinke Dias de Souza, N., Cherubini, F., Javourez, U., Arbault, D., Hamelin, L., Tschulkow , M. & Van Passel, S., 30 Mar 2024, 18 p.Research output: Book/Report › Report › Research
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