Handling of mass balance approaches in the calculation of a product LCA within the IBU EPD Program
By mass balance approach (MBA) IBU understands the virtual allocation of basic materials (e.g. biomass) or other resources (e.g. energy) to a product. This is also referred to as “pooled resources”, which only represent a subset of the resources used and are available in limited quantities, but are allocated 100% to a specific product in the course of the calculation.
The approach tested by the IBU in a pilot phase to include the biomass balance (BMB) in an EPD is currently suspende