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The principal objective of this project is the design and implementation of a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) for the full cycle of olive oil production in three Mediterranean countries: Greece, Cyprus and Spain.
The existing situation will be recorded and assessed in order to develop the appropriate LCA methodology, so that certain coefficients for each stage of the process (e.g. olive trees cultivation practices, olive oil production process, olive oil mills waste management systems and olive oil marketing) will be developed.
The implementation of the LCA will allow for the determination of the potential impacts to the final product, the environment, the public health, as well as to the operational cost.
The implementation of the above methodology allows for the assessment of the production stages that can be redesigned and improved so that a more sustainable olive oil production can be achieved.
  LIFE 04/ENV/GR/000110