The NEEDS Life Cycle Inventory Database

The European reference life cycle inventory database of future electricity supply systems


Welcome to the official website of the NEEDS life cycle inventories of future electricity supply in Europe. The NEEDS project (New Energy Externalities Developments for Sustainability)
The NEEDS LCI database contains international industrial life cycle inventory data on

  • future electricity supply systems (advanced fossil, hydrogen, fuel cells, offshore wind, photovoltaics, solar thermal, biomass, advanced nuclear, wave energy)
  • future material supply
  • future transport services

The LCI datasets available in this database are designed to be used in long-term environmental technology assessment. The datasets contain descriptive information about the technology. Public technical reports, available for download, complement the documentation.

The datasets are provided free of charge. The project partners appreciate their use with giving appropriate credits to the ones generated the datasets. Please cite the corresponding technical reports of the NEEDS project, which are available for download.

Information offered in the database have been compiled or arrived from sources be-lieved to be reliable. Nevertheless, the authors or their organizations do not accept liability for any loss or damage arising from the use thereof. Using the given information is strictly your own responsibility.