The UNIVERSITY OF BORDEAUX is ranked among the top French universities for the quality of its education and research. A multidisciplinary, research-focused, international institution, it leads an ambitious development program including a “Campus of Excellence” and the participation in the European University ENLIGHT formed by nine comprehensive, research-intensive universities from nine European countries (Belgium, Estonia, France, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden), training over 300,000 learners per year and sharing a deep commitment to their social responsibility..

The team involved in the LTC-Green Concrete is composed by researchers from the group of “Life Cycle Assessment and Sustainable Chemistry (CyVi)” created in 2012, that is part of the Institute of Molecular Sciences (ISM), UMR CNRS 5255. It is an interdisciplinary group of scientists headed by Prof. Guido Sonnemann. The objectives of the CyVi group are the development and application of methodologies for assessing the environmental impacts and the use of natural resource, in particular life cycle assessment (LCA).

Our key competences include the following:

  • Quantifying flows in the techno-sphere and in interaction with the environment via life cycle inventories and material flow analysis.
  • Characterizing flows for their integration into sustainability indicators: environmental impacts, life carbon footprint (using life cycle impact assessment), cost and revenues, social impacts like job creation, criticality of natural resources, and so on.
  • Supporting researchers in chemistry, materials science, and recycling technologies in the sustainable innovation within their respective laboratories.
  • Supporting the Nouvelle Aquitaine region’s priority sectors in the environmental and social transition.

Our rich experience and know-how allow us to enhance sustainable engineering & chemistry, and promote the link between academic methodological developments and its application in various fields.