Norsus presented a Social LCA case study on meat production at the 7th international conference on Social Life Cycle Assessment

Clara Valente has presented the work entitled “S-LCA of a novel slaughter meat factory cell concept” at the 7th international conference on Social Life Cycle Assessment on June 15-17, 2020.

The conference is co-arranged by KTH (Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm) and Chalmers University of Technology in Göteborg, and it is hosted by the Swedish Life Cycle Center. Here the website.

The 7th international conference on Social LCA collects research on methods for social impacts, analyses of stakeholder interests and studies of social interactions in product chains. The conference has collected the work of 212 authors to 60 contributions, 4 keynote presenters and 147 participants.

Due to COVI-19 restriction, the conference has been held online with Invited keynote presenters speak live via Zoom and Oral presentations delivered as pre-recorded videos, posted as videos on YouTube.

The oral presentation concerns the sustainability assessment of a conventional abattoir located in Norway versus an innovative concept of slaughtering based on human-robot

collaboration. The S-LCA method was used in the Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment framework. The work is linked to the Meat 2.0 and RoBUTCHER projects.

The co-authors of this work are Hanne Møller, Fredrik Moltu Johnsen, Simon Saxegård from Norsus and Ole Arne Alvseike from Animalia.