Using Quick Life Cycle

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Using Quick Life Cycle
Thinking to Drive R&D

Rich Helling

Dawn Shiang

David Russell

Shawn Hunter

Marco Amici


The Dow Chemical Company


September 26,
2012

LIFE CYCLE
ASSESSMENT

Life cycle thinking aids decisions

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Option B

Option A

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The LCA pyramid

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8/10/2012

Comparative
Assertions

Information
about our
products

Internal decisions

Life cycle thinking & discussion

Balancing rigor & speed


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Dow Chemical Sustainability
Footprint Tool
©

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ECONOMIC
SOCIAL
DOW
GHG
WATER
RESOURCE
USE
SUSTAINABILITY FOOTPRINT
Base Case
:

Project relative footprint (smaller is better)
:

23 questions compiled into 6 dimensions
:


Russell, David A. Life cycle sustainability based innovation: Tools for an integrated approach.
Presented at LCM 2011, Berlin, 31 August 2011

Dow Chemical Sustainability
Footprint Tool
©

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ECONOMIC
SOCIAL
DOW
GHG
WATER
RESOURCE
USE
SUSTAINABILITY FOOTPRINT
The “Dow” dimension the Tool

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The Dow dimension considers 8 aspects
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WATER
GHG
ENERGY
RESOURCE
QUALITY
RENEWABLE
RECYCLED R.M.s
CONVERSION
EFFICIENCY
DOW PROCESS
SAFETY
CHEMICALS
MANAGEMENT
DOW FOOTPRINT
Base Case
:

Project relative footprint (smaller is better)
:

Use of tool in R&D decisions

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ECONOMIC
SOCIAL
DOW
GHG
WATER
RESOURCE
USE
SUSTAINABILITY FOOTPRINT
R&D
Stage
Gate

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Go!

No
go!

Software

Data

LCI methods

LCA tools & methods

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“One day” LCA?


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LCA Expert
QUIET PLEASE
AT WORK
Data availability

Scope

Limitations on use

Assumptions

Say “no” if not possible

What if we could make films with
low
-
density core?

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*not the actual product, but a
good picture!

Low
density
core

High
density
skin

Quick LCA results for low
-
density
cores

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~1 day work


~1 day for report

metric
Current
technology
Foam core
option 1
Foam core
option 2
Global warming
potential
Ozone depletion
potetial
Photo-chemical
oxidant creation
potential
Terrestrial
acidification
potential
Freshwater eutro-
phication potential
Agricultural land
occupation
Water depletion
Marine
eutrophication
Fossil depletion
What if we used non
-
fossil filler
for polyethylene films?

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Quick LCA results for PE fillers

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~1 day work


~1 day for report

metric
Current
Technology
Inorganic
filler
Organic
filler 1
Organic
filler 2
Global warming
potential
Ozone depletion
potetial
Photo-chemical
oxidant creation
potential
Terrestrial
acidification
potential
Freshwater eutro-
phication potential
Agricultural land
occupation
Water depletion
Marine
eutrophication
Fossil depletion
Summary

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3.0
5.0
7.0
ECONOMIC
SOCIAL
DOW
GHG
WATER
RESOURCE
USE
SUSTAINABILITY FOOTPRINT
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Life cycle thinking

High level

Broad use in R&D stage gates

Data availability

Scope & limitations

Judgment

Thank you!