Improved Supply Chain Representation
As with every release, the existing supply chains in the database were thoroughly reviewed in order to reflect the current reality of global and regional product flows. As a result, links between demanding and supplying activities have been updated, and new, regional market datasets have been introduced.
All products and elementary exchanges with mass in ecoinvent version 3 come with at least six properties; dry mass, wet mass, water in wet mass, water content, carbon content fossil and non fossil. Additionally, every single product in the database has a price that can be used among other things for economic allocation.
The ecoinvent database is the only major LCI database supporting four system models: Allocation cut-off by classification, Allocation at the Point of Substitution, Consequential, and Allocation, cut-off, EN15804. In addition, for all version 3 users preferring to have access to unlinked unit processes, ecoinvent offers an undefined version on its website.