Lifecycle modelling to favour ecodesign of products along several lives
The purpose is to establish a methodology to design products with multiple use phases, in different applications. Multiple use phases must lead to more environmentally-friendly products because of the minimization of the impacts related to manufacturing and end-of-life stages. The economic advantages associated with the use of one product instead of two will be highlighted.
To develop and illustrate this methodology, lithium-ion batteries will be used as a case study. Today, these batteries are used in electric vehicles. A second use in stationary applications may be considered.