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  • Steven

    Hi Eleanor,

    One Click LCA works mostly with verified EPD data and EPDs from Kenya simply do not exist. This means there is no accurate local data. We do have localization available for Kenya, which means you can use e.g. generic data points, which will have their emissions adjusted to represent local manufacturing conditions. This will be the closest option you can get to simulate local data. You can read up on the localization mechanic here.

    If you have emission values for local data these could be introduced with the Expert feature called 'Private data' (if you have an Expert license). If you happen to know of a source of local data, e.g. a local database, we can always look at potentially including this. 

    Let me know if you have any other questions,
    Steven

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  • Eleanor

    Hi Steven.

    I just wanted to follow up on our correspondence earlier this year.

    I would be interested to know whether the data source has changed. In addition to Kenya, I am also keen to find out what information is available for South Africa, Mauritius, Nigeria, Rwanda and Zimbabwe.

    Please could you confirm whether any of the data you have is based on EPDs etc. or is it still based on localisation simulation? I would be interested to find out more about your latest localisation simulation methodology too.

    Kind regards

    Eleanor  

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  • Steven

    Hi Eleanor,

    Unfortunately no changes, I honestly do not expect this to change any time soon. Creating EPDs is not high on the agenda in the mentioned countries as far as I am aware.

    The data which we do have for these countries is based on localisation, this is generic data modeled with always has to be compensated to the country you are selecting. Please check: https://oneclicklca.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360014865559-Using-Materials-Manufacturing-Localisation 

    The majority of data in our database is based on EPDs, which you can also localize the abovementioned countries.

    Let me know if there are further questions,

    Steven

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