Top Five Reasons to Attend the EcoEngineers LCA Academy

Top Five Reasons to Attend the EcoEngineers LCA Academy

As climate regulations and tax credits evolve, consumer preferences shift, and opportunities in voluntary carbon markets (VCMs) emerge, life-cycle analyses (LCAs) have become the cornerstone of these developments. Understanding and implementing LCAs is crucial for businesses to stay ahead in these changing times.

To offer businesses a unique opportunity to gain expertise in this area, EcoEngineers is excited to announce our Life-Cycle Analysis Academy, a 1.5 day program being held in Des Moines, June 25-26, and in Houston, September 4-5.

Here are the top five reasons why you should attend the LCA Academy:

  1. Immersive Learning Experience
    An LCA is a systematic and comprehensive method for evaluating and quantifying the environmental impact of a product, service, or system from its inception to its end-of-life. The LCA Academy provides a thorough understanding of the foundations of LCA concepts, methodologies, and their role in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) compliance. You will learn how to evaluate the environmental impact of products from inception to end-of-life, covering various impact categories such as carbon footprint, land use, water use, and more.

  2. Expert Insights and Networking
    Eco’s team of renowned scientists and industry experts have performed more than 1,000 carbon LCAs since 2015. Attendees will benefit from our vast experience and insights, learning from leaders in the ever-changing carbon marketplace. For example, we used LCAs to help Red Trail Energy (RTE) achieve business continuity and optionality to become the first ethanol producer to enter the VCM and the largest carbon removal project registered to date. The event also provides networking opportunities with other professionals and influencers, facilitating knowledge exchange, collaboration, and building valuable connections in the LCA and sustainability community.

  3. Influence Industry Trends and Policies
    The Executive Track offers a roundtable discussion focused on developing a consistent LCA approach in policies. Participants can contribute to the future direction of industry standards and regulations. Confirmed presenters include:

    • Brent Heard, Senior Program Officer, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM)

    • Ben Hengst, Deputy Director, Office of Transportation and Air Quality, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA)

    • Chris Ramig, Environmental Policy Analyst, Office of Transportation and Air Quality, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA)

    • Zia Haq, Senior Lead Analyst, Data, Modeling, and Analysis, Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO)

  1. Hands-On Training
    The Practitioner Track offers immersive workshops that provide hands-on experience with leading LCA technologies and ISO standards that are crucial for measuring accurate environmental impact assessments. You’ll learn to model carbon intensity (CI) scores, analyze results, and create an LCA model from scratch. This practical experience is invaluable for understanding the complexities of LCAs and effectively applying them in real-world scenarios.

  2. Stay Ahead in a Changing Market
    As climate regulations continually evolve, understanding and implementing LCAs is crucial for organizations to meet regulations, realize tax incentives, and enter into voluntary carbon markets. For example, following the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently announced that starting in 2025, biofuel tax credit applicants under IRA Section 45Z will be required to perform an LCA to determine the amount of credit they can receive. Further guidance from the IRS declared a 10-point reduction in a farm’s carbon footprint if it adopted certain regenerative farming practices such as cover cropping, no-till management, or nitrogen management.

Whether you are an executive looking to shape policies or a practitioner seeking hands-on experience, the LCA Academy is a valuable investment in your professional development and environmental impact.

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