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Finding new applications and paths for Industrial Ecology

The field of industrial ecology is constantly growing and evolving, creating new ways to analyse the flow of energy and materials, and to imagine our economy through ecological concepts and insights. The lab is constantly reviewing new developments in the field, and aims to contribute to its usefulness both in scholarly research, and to environmental practitioners in the public and the private sector. 

Evaluating Emerging Technologies and Early Stage Ideas

Environmental assessment of new technologies and early stage ideas is challenging due to lack of data. Mainly because product configuration is not set, the supply chain structure is now known yet, and the life cycle data and applicability is not complete. 



Blass V. and Corbett C. (2017). "Same Supply Chain, Different Models: Integrating Perspectives from Industrial Ecology and Supply Chain Management", Journal of Industrial Ecology ,published online on February 16, 2017


Blass V., Chebach T. Ashkenazy A. ( 2016) “Sustainable Raw Materials Management”, in sustainable supply chains edited by Yann Bouchery, Tarkan Tan, Jan Fransoo and Charles Corbett, Springer

Blass V. (2012) "Industrial Ecology - Evolution and Practical Applications", Ecology and Environment - Journal for Science and Environmental Policy, 4, pp. 298-300, online at:


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