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Life Cycle Assessment of linear colliders

Event organised by The British Tunnelling Society Young Members

13 June 2024

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The European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) and the High Energy Accelerator Research Organisation (KEK) are leading the Science community to deliver new collider systems, contributing to advances in healthcare, aviation, as well as particle physics.

They are committed to reducing their carbon footprint to a minimum. Arup worked with CERN/KEK to evaluate and understand the environmental and embodied carbon impact of the three linear collider options at concept design, the Compact Linear Collider (CLIC) Drive Beam and Klystron, and the International Linear Collider (ILC).

Suzanne will present the results of the Life Cycle Assessment and the embodied carbon reduction opportunities identified. She will also highlight next steps including a Whole Life Cycle Assessment for CLIC and ILC machine componentry, and further opportunities for carbon reduction and carbon management using PAS2080:2023.

Following the event, there will be a networking session with drinks at ICE Kendal's Cafe, sponsored by ARUP.



For over 75 years, Arup has been recognised for its vision, talent and tenacity. Dedicated to sustainable development, the firm is a collective of 18,500 designers, advisors and experts working across 140 countries. Founded to be both humane and excellent, we collaborate with our clients and partners using imagination, technology and rigour to shape a better world.

Organised by

The British Tunnelling Society

The British Tunnelling Society

The BTS is a vibrant group of tunnelling professionals which spreads knowledge amongst members and the tunnelling industry.


For more information please contact:

Shelly-Ann Russell

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