Ecochain Mobius

Product LCAs, made simple

Ecochain Mobius, LCA software built for the business user, helps you measure your product’s footprint with easy-to-make LCAs. Design more sustainable products with actionable insights in a click.

 

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Why Mobius is your go-to LCA software

Business user-friendly

Ecochain Mobius is crafted for the business user. You don’t need an LCA degree to measure your product’s footprint. Our intuitive user interface helps you create an LCA in a jiffy.

Science-based results

With Ecochain Mobius, any insight you get is backed by science and supported in common methods and standards. Gain accurate science-based environmental insights on every product, process, activity, material, or ingredient.

Actionable insights

You shouldn’t have to wait long for insights that you can act upon from your LCA software. Being cloud-based, Ecochain Mobius provides actionable insights, in your preferred format, instantly.

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How Mobius works

Create
Model your product and its impact
Create your complete product inventory in Ecochain Mobius. Tap into the various environmental databases we offer, like Ecoinvent, by linking the product’s impact to appropriate datasets. Choose the scope of your LCA and assess the impact of your product—right from the materials and components to processes involved in the manufacturing process.

Measure
Zoom in on the hotspots
Once you model your products, dive into the impact each phase creates. You don’t need a magnifying glass to see the major contributors to your product’s environmental impact. Ecochain Mobius highlights the hotspots for you to assess and change if necessary.

Compare
Compare different products and scenarios
Incorporate iterations in your product design process. Substitute materials in your products’ composition and see if it has a lower or higher impact. You can also compare two products in your portfolio to see which one is more sustainable.

Share
Share it with your team

Want a concise one-pager of your product footprint? Done! Ecochain Mobius summarizes your LCA result into a PDF. Want to dive deeper? No problem! Download your product’s inventory as a csv file or convert your results into a comprehensive xls file, showing all the impact categories in an overview. Ecochain Mobius does it all.

What our customers are saying

Wim de Jager COO Skullcandy
“The health of the planet is important to our employees and consumers. Ecochain Mobius has allowed us to measure our products' impact and identify its sources so that we can start implement change. Soon, we will use Ecochain Mobius in our production decision-making processes.” — Wim de Jager, COO at Skullcandy Read more
Thomas van Hemert - Zeropackaging
“The main functionalities of Mobius combined with how easily the tool can be tailored for packaging, makes working with Mobius delight. With Mobius we are able to incorporate Ecodesign to our product development and business processes. ” — Thomas van Hemert, Designer at ZeroPackaging Read more
Wanda Gordts
“We needed a user-friendly platform to calculate the impact of our products. In addition to access to an extensive database, we also receive personalized advice from environmental specialists. Mobius is exactly what we need to be able to continue learning about sustainability.” — Wanda Gordts, Head of Marketing & Product Development at Vadigran Read more
Iris van Wanrooij Emma Safety Shoes
“Customers increasingly ask for different sustainability criteria. With Ecochain’s LCA software Mobius we now have extensive footprint reports for our shoe models, clearly outlining the impact from the production to the end of life phase.” — Iris van Wanrooij, Program Manager CSR at EMMA SAfety Footwear Read more

Support is just a click away

Find all the help you need to make a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) with our easy-to-use software. Learn how to measure & improve your footprint in no-time. And if you cannot find what you are looking for, just ask one of our experts.

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Priced just right

Ecochain Mobius has different pricing options for your needs.

Yearly payment (save 24%)

Monthly payment

Professional 325/per month For individual professionals looking to make their products more sustainable.
  • For 1 user

  • With 3 workspaces

  • And up to 100 objects

Business 725/per month For small teams aiming to improve their product portfolio's sustainability.
  • For 2 users

  • With unlimited workspaces

  • And unlimited objects

Enterprise Custom For larger companies that need a tailored solution.
  • Custom number of users
  • Unlimited workspaces
  • Unlimited objects

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What kind of questions can be answered with Mobius?
    • What happens if the design uses less material? (Scenario-based Analysis)
    • Is material ‘A’ superior to material ‘B’ from an environmental life cycle perspective?
    • Are recycled materials more environmentally friendly in this application? (Comparative Analysis)
    • Does this design maximize transport efficiency? (Cube Utilization)
    • How do varying recycle rates affect end-of-life impact? (Custom Recycling Analysis)
    • What are the biggest sources of impact, and what are the alternatives? (Environmental Hot-Spot Analysis)
    • How does this package design stack up in terms of carbon footprint, water footprint, or nitrogen footprint?
    • Will a redesign be better than the original from an environmental perspective?
  • What can you do with Mobius?
    • Identify stages or materials where additional impact can be reduced.
    • Create innovative products based on sustainable designs
    • Reduce time and energy spent on the life cycle and sustainable design research
    • Identify the environmental impact of your product early in the design process allowing ‘prevention’ rather than ‘cure’
    • Prioritise simple solutions by highlighting the most environmentally damaging processes and materials
    • Identify opportunities for innovation
    • Compare existing products with theoretical alternatives
    • Compare existing products with competitor products
    • Estimate the environmental impact of a product over its entire lifespan
    • Target specific carbon emissions of individual stages of the products life cycle
    • Tailor each individual LCA to cater to different world locations
    • Use for marketing and product eco-labeling
  • What is a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)?

    A life cycle assessment (LCA) is a way to evaluate the environmental impacts of a product or service throughout its entire life cycle. This includes the extraction of raw materials, the production, and distribution of the product, its use and disposal. To conduct an LCA, you would first need to identify the specific product or service you want to evaluate. Next, you would need to gather data on all of the materials and energy used, and the waste and emissions generated, at each stage of the product’s life cycle. This data can then be used to calculate the environmental impacts of the product, such as its carbon footprint or its potential to cause air or water pollution.

    The results of the LCA can then be used to identify potential ways to reduce the environmental impacts of the product, such as by using more sustainable materials or increasing energy efficiency.

    You can read on LCA Beginners Guide to learn more about LCAs.

  • What is Ecodesign?

    Ecodesign, also known as green design or sustainable design, is the practice of designing products and services with the environment in mind. It involves considering the environmental impacts of a product or service throughout its entire life cycle, from the extraction of raw materials to its disposal, and taking steps to minimize those impacts.

    Ecodesign takes into account the use of resources, such as water and energy, and the generation of waste and emissions, and seeks to reduce these to the greatest extent possible. The goal of ecodesign is to create products and services that are both environmentally friendly and economically viable.

  • Is Mobius using specific (scientific) standards?

    One of the most common methodologies for quantifying the sustainability of a product is a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA); a scientific method for measuring the environmental footprint of materials and products over their entire lifetime (e.g. different stages like manufacturing, transport, use, disposal).

    Mobius enables full life cycle modeling according to ISO 14040 and 14044 standards. ISO 14040 describes the ”principles and framework” for a LCA, while ISO 14044 specifies “requirements and guidelines”.

    The actual data is collected via an  important step called impact assessment (LCIA). This step delivers environmental impact values (e.g. x kg CO2 eq). There are many different methods for LCIAs based on location, goals, and scope. Mobius supports the following LCIA methods:

    • Environmental Footprint Method
    • SBK
    • EN15804+A2
    • EF v3.0
    • Recipe 2008 & 2016

    In Mobius you can also select any of the other LCIA methods available. You can read more in our Help Center.

  • What makes Mobius different from other LCA tools in the market?

    Ecochain Mobius is LCA software developed for users with little or no LCA experience. But no worries, it can also be used by those who are more experienced in LCAs. Ecochain Mobius is simple to use, allows you to quickly get accurate results, has a broad range of use cases, and suits different industries.

  • Which life cycle inventory (LCI) databases are included with Mobius

    Mobius supports many LCI databases. The use of the following LCI databases is included with Mobius:

    • EcoInvent: world’s most consistent and transparent life cycle inventory database
    • NMD: environmental data that is used to calculate the environmental performance of construction works
    • EF: data designed to support EF-compliant calculations according to the Product Environmental Footprint Category Rules (PEFCRs)

    You can read more about Lice Cycle Inventory databases in our Help Center.

Questions?

Explore if Ecochain Mobius is the right solution for you. Book a call with our sustainable business specialist, Kurt.

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Kurt van den Linden Sustainable business specialist