Life Cycle Assessment tutorial – Jens Malmodin, Ericsson Research


Jens Malmodin joined Ericsson in 1995 to work with environmental issues and life cycle assessments at the radio base station basic technology research unit. Life cycle assessments and energy efficiency has always been an important part of his work and he has been active in standardization of LCA. Early on, he also got the responsibility to build up Ericsson’s environmental data reporting system for which he is still responsible for. Between 2003 and 2006 he changed career partly to specifically work with system design and energy efficiency for WCDMA radio base stations. From 2007, he is a member of the Sustainability Research Team at Ericsson Research and he has published a number of papers and articles about LCA of ICT products, systems and services, including studies on the ICT sector level and how ICT can help society reduce its impact on the environment. Jens holds an MSc in material engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden.


RECOMMENDED READING (Same set as for Dag Lundén)

Lundén, D., J. Malmodin. 2013. Changes in environmental impacts over time in the fast developing ICT industry. LCM 2013, 26-29 August 2013, Gothenburg. Available at:

Malmodin, J., Å. Moberg, D. Lundén, G. Finnveden and N. Lövehagen. 2010a. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Operational Electricity Use in the ICT and Entertainment & Media Sectors. Journal of Industrial Ecology 14(5):770–790.

Malmodin, J., D. Lundén and N. Lövehagen. 2010b. Methodology for life cycle based assessments of the CO2 reduction potential of ICT services. IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology ISSST. Washington May 16-19 2010. Available at:

Malmodin, J., D. Lundén., Å. Moberg, M. Nilsson and G. Andersson. 2014. Life cycle assessment of ICT – carbon footprint and operational electricity use from the operator, national and subscriber perspective in Sweden. Journal of Industrial Ecology. doi: 10.1111/jiec.12145.

Malmodin, J., D. Lundén., M. Nilsson and G. Andersson. 2012. LCA of data transmission and IP core networks. Paper presented at Electronics Goes Green 2012+ (EGG), 9-12 September 2012, Berlin.

Malmodin, J., P. Bergmark and D. Lundén. 2013. The future carbon footprint of the ICT and E&M sectors. Paper presented at ICT for Sustainability (ICT4S), 9-12 February 2013, Zurich.