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Anthony Halog, Speaker at Renewable Energy Conferences
The University of Queensland, Australia
Title : Advancing (environmental) life cycle analysis for green chemistry and sustainable future


To facilitate the greening of all industries and the upscaling of emerging innovative green technologies, it is now critically urgent and important that we design ecologically friendly products and processes at the source while effectively eliminating hazardous compounds and minimising their potential environmental impacts (e.g. climate change, toxic pollution, and plastic waste) as well as reducing resource consumptions over their life cycles from cradle (material extraction) to grave/cradle (end-of-life). In conjunction with maximising desired products, environmental Life Cycle Analysis/Assessment (LCA) endeavours to identify and quantify the environmental emissions and resource consumptions of any chemical product/process to eliminate its toxicity and hazards to human and planetary health. In line with supporting the transformation in chemical industry and other economic sectors, the aim of this presentation is to explain the basic notion and principles of LCA, its 4 major steps in accordance with ISO 14040, the available modelling tools/software packages that we can use and how it can be applied to assess/evaluate products and process across industrial sectors to make our industries and economies more sustainable, decarbonised, and circular.

Audience Take Away:

  • The audience will learn the basic principles of LCA and how they can apply this method to quantify the environmental emissions and resource consumptions of their products and their contributions to climate change/or global warming/decarbonization/net zero agenda.
  • The audience will learn on how to use LCA to calculate their carbon, water, and resource footprints 
  • Academics will learn on how best to teach LCA to their colleagues and train their students to perform LCA research projects.
  • Company participants will learn how best to facilitate cleaner production in their organizations and conduct LCA to support the greening of their operations 
  • They will learn the available free software/modelling tools to support R & D people in redesigning their products and process to reduce its toxicity and environmental impacts
  • Incorporation of Life cycle thinking for scientific development for real-world applications and addressing most important challenges in Green Chemistry and Renewable Energy
  • LCA as an approach to effectively respond to the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.


Dr. Anthony Halog is one of the world leading scholars in industrial ecology, sustainable engineering, and circular economy, who is passionate in advancing the methods of systems science and life cycle sustainability analysis and their cross-cutting applications to greening the production of hydrogen, renewable energy, waste to energy, and biochemicals/bioproducts/bioenergy/biofuels. He has been a Visiting Professor/Fellow in several leading research institutions in Japan, Germany, the USA, and the UK. He has given keynote talks worldwide to share his expertise in greening supply chains, circular (bio) economy, and industrial sustainability. He has more than 130 publications related to green chemistry, industrial ecology, and sustainable engineering/manufacturing. He has been a recipient of several research fellowships worldwide including the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) and has been a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Tokyo and the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology in Japan. Currently, he is leading a 4-year collaborative project of $406,569 funded by the International Climate Change Engagement Program from Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) on "Optimization of Refuse-Derived Fuels to Decarbonize Electricity Sectors and Achieve Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) Targets in Indonesia".