Main data library update: ecoinvent 3.8. The latest ecoinvent version contains around 360 new and 700 updated datasets related to agriculture, batteries, chemicals and plastics, electronics, and more.
What's new in SimaPro version 9.3?
We’re proud to announce that SimaPro 9.3 is now available! This new version comes with the latest ecoinvent 3.8 database and three new impact assessment methods: Freshwater eutrophication (Payen et al., 2021), LC-IMPACT, and IPCC 2021. With the most recent SimaPro version, you will be ready for the latest LCA challenges.
Changes to data libraries
New and updated waste scenarios: We added new municipal waste scenarios to all ecoinvent libraries. Waste scenarios are used by product stages in SimaPro. They use the waste treatment processes of ecoinvent but are not created by ecoinvent.
Changes to impact assessment methods
New method | Freshwater eutrophication (Payen et al., 2021) –
a spatially differentiated impact assessment method to quantify
impacts on freshwater eutrophication.
New method | LC-IMPACT – a global life cycle impact assessment methodology at endpoint (damage) level.
New method | IPCC 2021 – the successor of the IPCC 2013 method; based on the final government distribution version of the IPCC report "AR6 Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis".
The IPCC 2021 method provides different types of characterizationfactors, which results in six methods that quantify global warming potential (GWP) and two methods that quantify global temperature potential (GTP).
Implementation of the 2.12 corrective update of USEtox
Addition of newly-regionalized flows from the new methods
to other LCIA methods.
You can find more information in the What’s new manual and
the SimaPro methods' manual.
Changes to software
Improved performance (speed) when appending substances
For multi-user installations: Improved error message when
trying to display the number of licenses used.
Fixed problem in the mapping of substances during CSV
import Bug fix for font size scaling on 125% screen scaling