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incomplete Impact 2002+ (midpoint) methodology

Posted: 20 Jun 2013 17:15
by ljacquem

I would like to use the IMPACT2002+ methodology for LCIA, however I can only obtain "aquatic eutrophication" and "aquatic acidification" as midpoint categories, despite the IMPACT 2002+ contains at least 15 midpoint categories.
I guess that is because respiratory effects, photochemical oxidation, ionizing radiation, ozone layer depletion, terrestrial acidification/nutrification, land use occupation, and mineral extraction are obtained from Eco-indicator 99 and for climate change, the IPCC Global Warming Potentials (IPCC 2001).
I read somewere that one of the solution is two run all the three methodology but this is not very convenient. Moreover, the Eco-indicator method is given at a nomalization point and I would like to get result at midpoint, without normalization.

I would like to know if it exists somewere a complete .xml file of the Impact 2002+ methodology?
If not, how can I create this complete methdology? (I tried to modify the initial method, but it is too fastidious and I can't find how to copy the impact factor from other methodologies)

Thanks for your help!

Re: incomplete Impact 2002+ (midpoint) methodology

Posted: 22 Jun 2013 13:59
by aciroth
The Impact 2002+ package is indeed incomplete if you import the ecoinvent 2.2 LCIA package. We'd be happy to share a file that is more complete, so if anybody would like to prepare this (or has it already, in a suitable format), please let us know!
Thanks in advance,

Re: incomplete Impact 2002+ (midpoint) methodology

Posted: 08 Mar 2015 20:52
by pascal.lesage
Hi Andreas,

Please let me know what a suitable format is, and I can send along the information you would need.


Re: incomplete Impact 2002+ (midpoint) methodology

Posted: 26 Mar 2015 18:01
by aurelien
Dear Pascal,

The only formats that are accepted by OPEN LCA to import a LCIA method are Ecospold format and ILCD format. Do you know where a version of Impact 2002+ (with all midpoints and endpoints in non-uniformized units) in one of these 2 formats could be available?
Any help from your side would be gladly received ;).
Best regards,


Re: incomplete Impact 2002+ (midpoint) methodology

Posted: 26 May 2015 13:46
by aciroth
@Aurélien: well also zolca is accepted as import format, i.e. complete openLCA databases - we use this format for distrubuting LCIA methods to be able to "transport" normalisation and weighting factors.
Best wishes,

Re: incomplete Impact 2002+ (midpoint) methodology

Posted: 17 May 2016 16:20
by romains
Has there been any progress regarding the availability of the IMPACT2002+ midpoint method as a downloadable EcoSpold or .zolca file?
The IMPACT2002+ method as imported from Nexus for EcoInvent 3.2 is still incomplete, with the only two above-mentioned mid-point indicators.

Best regards,

Re: incomplete Impact 2002+ (midpoint) methodology

Posted: 21 Nov 2017 17:10
by DAvila
Hey Pascal,

Do you still have the Impact2002+ with all impact categories?

Re: incomplete Impact 2002+ (midpoint) methodology

Posted: 23 Nov 2017 16:10
by aciroth
For all, we are now preparing an extended LCIA package for openLCA which will incude impact 2002+

Re: incomplete Impact 2002+ (midpoint) methodology

Posted: 24 Jan 2018 00:51
by basaktopcu
I am wondering whether the LCIA of Impact 2002+ is completed?
If yes, from where can I download it to OpenLCA?
If not, when is it expected to be completed?

Thank you,