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Don O'Connor
President,
S&T Squared Consultants,
Delta, BC Canada
Lifecycle Analysis and Modeling for Sustainability
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
11:00 - 11:30 am


Abstract: Lifecycle assessment (LCA) modelling has been used traditionally for determining the environmental impact or sustainability of a product or a service. More recently, governments have been using LCA modelling for regulatory purposes, such as compliance with low carbon fuel standards and meeting minimum GHG threshold standards. LCA modelling can also be used to guide process development and business improvement practices. In most situations there is a direct correlation between emissions and financial expenditures and thus integrating LCA modelling into business practices can provide double benefits, improved environmental and financial sustainability.
Biography
Mr. O'Connor is President of (S&T)2 Consultants Inc. He is a mechanical engineer with a broad background in energy and environmental consulting and in industry. Mr. O'Connor's background includes over 15 years of manufacturing and marketing experience with Western Canada's largest independent fuel retailer. He has successfully developed and commercialized environmentally sound transportation energy alternatives.

Other aspects of Mr. O'Connor's background include:
  • Extensive experience with production of biofuels.
  • Development of NRCan's GHGenius lifecycle greenhouse gas model.
  • Detailed knowledge of fuels and the fuels industry.
  • Developing objectives, strategy and tactics in highly competitive manufacturing and retail industries.
  • Managing and enhancing process operations in two distinct industries.
Mr. O'Connor has recently provided strategic advice on fuels and transportation issues to a number of Provincial governments, several Federal Government departments and foreign governments. Mr. O'Connor has also consulted for a number of companies developing new technologies for alternative fuelled vehicles and companies developing new transportation fuel processes.


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