The main objective of this project is the demonstration of an internet-based tool to evaluate and improve the sustainability in the transport sector. This tool will be based on the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) methodology, and will enable the assessment of environmental, social and economic impacts throughout the whole life cycle.

Image courtesy of digitalart at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Image courtesy of digitalart at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

BIOLCA will be a powerful tool for decision making that will contribute to the improvement of the sustainability in the Transport and Biofuels sectors, since it will be able to identify critical points in each stage of the life cycle, and therefore, it will enable stakeholders to act exactly on those key factors that are causing a negative impact on the sustainable development.

In addition, this tool will be very helpful for policy makers, and it can even be integrated into European policies for establishing the requirements that existing and new biofuels should meet.

Furthermore, the project will contribute to exchange best practices and to increase the awareness of the stakeholders involved in any stage of the life cycle.