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General / Re: Problems calculating cml with a raw sugar model
« on: February 23, 2017, 21:22 »
Dear Vanesa,

thank you for your request. Did you use ecoinvent materials and ecoinvent processes during your modelling of the pre chains  and direct emissions?

If not, meaning in case you created new materials maybe with spanish names, this might be the reason for an incomplete LCIA result. The easiest way to solve the problem is to ensure that you use materials at the system boundaries of your model that are included in the ecoinvent material database.

Without knowing the model it is a bit vague to provide you advice. Do you use Umberto at a University?
if so, who is the professor you work with?

Kind regards,

General / Re: Import of a NXT Efficiency Model posible?
« on: June 08, 2016, 16:58 »
Hi Christian,

In Umberto NXT Efficiency there is a all functionality of Umberto NXT CO2 integrated in including the GWP-Sankey (last entry in the "Sankey-Dropdown-Menue). So I wonder why you came across the problem that it is not available. could it be an old Umberto NXT Efficiency version, which does not yet include Carbon Footprinting?

Currently there is no plan to include the extended export from Umberto NXT LCA and Universal to CO2 or Efficiency, the price difference is also justified with such differences in functionality.

It's clear that it would be nice from a consultants perspective to exchange between all versions to reduce double work. Currently this is not possible, as most clients work only with one Umberto version, it is under discussion, if for consultants, a "save as" Umberto NXT xxx project is implemented to support this special request from trainers and consultants, but it's not yet decided and so no release plan for this functionality is available.

Please check with the latest Umberto NXT Efficiency Version if there is no GWP-Sankey it should be there!

Best regards,

Data (ecoinvent v3, GaBi) / Re: End-of-life treatment
« on: December 03, 2013, 09:28 »
Dear AK,

Did you use the ecoinvent 3 documentation you can access with online to clarify your questions?

To understand better the markets in ecoinvent 3 there is a good FAQ provided by the ecoinvent Centre:

"... A market dataset collects all activities with the same reference product in a certain geographical region. Furthermore, it includes average transports of that product within the geography, as well as inputs of the product itself to cover losses in trade and transport. In other words, they are consumption mixes of a certain product in a certain geographical region. There are either global or local markets, depending on real-life conditions and on the availability of local transforming activities for specific products....."

I quote here the beginning of the entry about Markets, but there are visuals included, so the full faq entry would be accessible over the link above.

The information on each dataset is accessible via ecoquery. This is an example of a treatment of waste paper dataset:

You may have to login with you ecoinvent 3 user account.
In the case of the treatment of waste paper, the data in ecoinvent 3 comes from ecoinvent 2 and there are reports accessible loggin in with your user account into ecoinvent 2 and all other databases.
The relevant reports for clarifying your questions are 13-I and 13-II on waste treatment General and Waste treatment incineration.

Best regards,

Data (ecoinvent v3, GaBi) / Re: Unable to find datasets
« on: November 10, 2013, 21:52 »

there are several data sets for:

- Printing Ink, but they may refer to offset printing.
- Laptop computers, several desktop computers with or without screens.
It might be that there are not yet data for tablets available.

The waste treatment activities are more general and not that specific.

There are datasets for waste related to electronic equipment.

- market for waste electric and electronic equipment waste electric and electronic equipment    
- market for waste plastic, consumer electronics
- market for waste plastic, industrial electronics

You can use the search function of Umberto NXT LCA to find datasets appropriate for your study or you also may search online on to also see the full documentation. Searching online might be a good option.

Kind regards,

General / Re: Umberto for Carbon Footprint 1.2
« on: January 24, 2012, 12:38 »
All testers of Umberto for Carbon Footprint 1.0 or 1.1, are welcome to download the latest trial version 1.2 and evaluate it for another 30 days.

Happy testing!


ifu Hamburg

General Discussion / US I/O database for Umberto
« on: January 26, 2006, 11:05 »
Dear Umberto-User Community,

Now and again we receive the question, if ifu can provide the US I/O tables as an Umberto Library. It\'s quite some effort to adapt the I/O tables to be used as an Umberto library. So before we do this investment, we would like to know, how many Umberto would be interested in using the US I/O tables as an additional database in Umberto.

We could offer this additional library for the same conditions as ecoinvent (1500 EURO).

Your input is  highly appriciated!

Best regards

Allgemeine Diskussion / US Input/Output tables für Umberto
« on: January 26, 2006, 10:53 »
Liebe Umberto Anwender,

Wir haben hin und wieder schon Anfragen zur Verwendung der US I/O tables in Umberto erhalten. Die I/O tables als Umberto Bibliothek zur Verfügung zu stellen, ist schon etwas Aunfwand für uns. Bevor entscheiden, ob wir diesen Aufwand betreiben, wüßten wir gerne von Ihnen:

Haben Sie ein Interesse daran, die US I/O tables in Umberto nutzen?

Wir könnten diese zusätzliche Umberto-Bibliothek zu den gleichen Konditionen wie ecoinvent anbieten (1500 EURO).

Vielen Dank für Ihre Statments!

Herzliche Grüße

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