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EPD for research products

by: 20 August 2015, 1:05:15 PM (GMT +1)

Is it possible to conduct and verify a EPD for the final product developed during a research project which is not yet commercialized on a large scale?

Re: EPD for research products

by: Kristian Jelse (kristianjelse) 21 August 2015, 12:52:04 PM (GMT +1)

Dear Sir/Madam,

The main limitation to doing that is that an EPD is based on verified data. A laboratory-scale product would only have theoretical data available, would it not?

Best regards,
Kristian Jelse, Secretariat

Re: EPD for research products

by: Sevigné Itoiz (Sevigné) 21 August 2015, 1:02:55 PM (GMT +1)

Dear Kristian, 

thank you for your answer. 
The product will be tested (several testings in order to adjust the industrial parameters) in an industrial plant in the same way as a commercial production (same machines, times of operation, energy consumptions, etc).
The only difference will be that the product would not be sell (nor produce at a large scale) before the end of the project. Data used will be from the final test and as far as I understand will represent a normal production for subsequent years, isn't it?

Regards, 

Eva

Re: EPD for research products

by: Sevigné Itoiz (Sevigné) 21 August 2015, 1:02:58 PM (GMT +1)

Dear Kristian, 

thank you for your answer. 
The product will be tested (several testings in order to adjust the industrial parameters) in an industrial plant in the same way as a commercial production (same machines, times of operation, energy consumptions, etc).
The only difference will be that the product would not be sell (nor produce at a large scale) before the end of the project. Data used will be from the final test and as far as I understand will represent a normal production for subsequent years, isn't it?

Regards, 

Eva

Re: EPD for research products

by: Sevigné Itoiz (Sevigné) 21 August 2015, 1:03:07 PM (GMT +1)

Dear Kristian, 

thank you for your answer. 
The product will be tested (several testings in order to adjust the industrial parameters) in an industrial plant in the same way as a commercial production (same machines, times of operation, energy consumptions, etc).
The only difference will be that the product would not be sell (nor produce at a large scale) before the end of the project. Data used will be from the final test and as far as I understand will represent a normal production for subsequent years, isn't it?

Regards, 

Eva

Re: EPD for research products

by: Kristian Jelse (kristianjelse) 21 August 2015, 2:35:31 PM (GMT +1)

Dear Eva,

The General Programme Instructions, Section A.5 says that:

"Any data used should preferably represent average values for a specific reference year. However, the way these data are
being generated could vary, e.g. over time, and in such cases they should have the form of a representative annual
average value for a specified reference period. Such deviations should be declared."

I suspect data from a single test run will have difficulty fulfilling this requirement.

Best regards,
Kristian

Re: EPD for research products

by: Kristian Jelse (kristianjelse) 21 August 2015, 2:35:37 PM (GMT +1)

Dear Eva,

The General Programme Instructions, Section A.5 says that:

"Any data used should preferably represent average values for a specific reference year. However, the way these data are
being generated could vary, e.g. over time, and in such cases they should have the form of a representative annual
average value for a specified reference period. Such deviations should be declared."

I suspect data from a single test run will have difficulty fulfilling this requirement.

Best regards,
Kristian

Re: EPD for research products

by: Sevigné Itoiz (Sevigné) 24 August 2015, 9:03:48 AM (GMT +1)

Thank you so much Kristian. 

Best, 

Eva

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