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Hello everyone,

I have to make a LCA study of an electric motor (Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor), and I don't what what database from openLCA site is useful for this study. Could you recommend one ?

Thank you !
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There is ecoinvent as "full stack" database, or also (for a more US background) LCA Commons, or also GaBi for individual processes. You need to think of the modeling approach of a database and the regions covered in the database, and decide whether system or unit processes are useful to you. Typically, in a unit process based database, you will soon need electricity and transport and basic materials asf., independent from the product you are investigating, for which you should ideally collect own data anyhow.