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Ecochain Mobius features

What Mobius can do for you

Discover how Ecochain Mobius can transform your product footprinting with powerful features designed for precision and efficiency.

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Ecochain Mobius can help you

Model

Build precisely

  • Detailed BOM structure: Construct multi-layered bills-of-materials (BOM) to accurately model your product.
  • Comprehensive impact modeling: Break down impacts into materials, components, and processes.
  • Product templates: Utilize pre-filled templates for a seamless start.
  • Tagging system: Efficiently label and organize items.

Measure

Quantify confidently

  • Extensive impact categories: Evaluate impacts across 25+ categories including CO2, land use, and water use.
  • Versatile data presentation: View product impact in numeric, scientific, and percentage notations.
  • Customizable life cycle phases: Tailor life cycle phases to fit your specific needs.

Compare

Design sustainably

  • Scenario analysis: Assess alternative designs for product materials, components, processes, waste, packaging, and transport.
  • Competitive bench-marking: Compare your product footprint against other products in your portfolio and the market.

Share

Communicate transparently

  • Comprehensive insights: Export results as models, tables, bar charts, donut charts.
  • Download options: Access  insights in  PDF, PNG, CSV, or XLSX formats.
  • Get impact insights on products, objects, and life cycles.

                                                                       Additional Features

Data security: ISO27001 and ISO9001 certified for utmost security.
LCI databases access: Integrate with databases like EcoInvent, PEF, ELCD, and Nationale Milieudatabase and methods—ReCiPe, IPCC, Environmental Footprint, NMD Bepalingsmethode 1.0, and previous versions of SBK Bepalingsmethode.
Collaborative workspaces: Enhance team collaboration with organized workspaces.
Intuitive organization: Use tags, folders, and favorites for better organization.
Unlimited guidance: Get helpful tooltips and unlimited support via online help, email, and phone.

Read 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
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
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
Brad Vanstone
“Until you put numbers behind your decisions, everything's an assumption, and it's difficult to say you are creating impact until you have numbers. ” — Brad Vanstone, CEO at Willicroft 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

Frequently Asked Questions

  • 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’s included in the Mobius 14-day free trial?

    The free trial allows you to find out how Mobius works. Scenarios can be built, impact datasets can be found in the LCI databases (e.g. Ecoinvent 3.8), questions can be asked to experts, and you can learn how to model and adjust a full life cycle for you product. The trials functions as a free training to learn more about LCA and environmental impact measurements. Start creating LCAs in an easy way.

    The features are the same as for the paid Mobius version(s). The only difference is the #datasets you can take from our impact (LCI) database Ecoinvent. This holds a maximum of 25 datasets in the free trial.

  • What kind of support can I get during the trial?

    Each trial includes 2×30 minute calls with one of our experts. Additionally, we have recorded several tutorial videos that give our users more information about how the tool works- and what exactly you can do with it. You can find them in our Help Center.

  • How can Mobius be purchased after the free trial?

    Both monthly and yearly subscriptions can be purchased via credit card or SEPA Direct Debit.

    This can be done online in Mobius or by contacting mobius@ecochain.com

    Yearly subscriptions can also be paid via bank transfer by contacting mobius@ecochain.com

  • Does Mobius include all LCA life cycle stages?

    Yes! Ecochain Mobius has the ability to include and measure impact in all life cycle phases (or stages). From production, use to end-of life. Mobius provides templates to model your specific product’s life cycle. They range from 2 up to 7 phases and even all the EN15804+A2:2019 modules and stages are available.

  • 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.

  • Which impact categories are available in Mobius?

    All the impact categories relevant for your LCA. Some examples are:

    Abiotic depletion, Abiotic depletion (fossil fuels), Acidification, Eutrophication, Freshwater aquatic ecotoxicity, Global warming, Marine aquatic ecotoxicity, Ozone layer depletion (ODP), Photochemical oxidation, Terrestrial ecotoxicity, Climate change, Climate change – Biogenic, Climate change – Fossil, Climate change, Land use and LU change, Ecotoxicity, freshwater, Ecotoxicity, freshwater – inorganics, Ecotoxicity, freshwater – metals, Ecotoxicity, freshwater – organics, Eutrophication, freshwater, Eutrophication, marine, Eutrophication, terrestrial, Eutrophication, cancer, Human toxicity, cancer – inorganics, Human toxicity, cancer metals, Human toxicity, non-cancer, Land use, Water use, Ozone depletion.

    The impact categories can be changed by adjusting the LCIA method in your workspace settings. Find out more about selecting the right LCIA methods for your specific LCA need.