What’s new in openLCA?

We are happy to announce the release of our newest Version: openLCA 1.10.1!


Great news: This new version mainly includes a notable number of improvements and bug fixes which ensure that openLCA also runs properly on Linux and macOS. More technically-oriented users can learn more by reading about these improvements on the openLCA GitHub page.

As an extra feature, the ‘general information’ tab of a process now shows images. These images – for example flowcharts – support the information given in the process description and were previously linked in the ‘modeling and validation’ tab. Additionally, the map view in the results tab has been further enhanced.

Furthermore, openLCA now includes an experimental flow mapping tool. With its help, it is possible to create flow mappings for imports and replacements of flows in a database. The development of different features of this tool was supported by DLR, FZJ and US EPA.

Feedback from our community is always appreciated.

Download and support

Download the most recent version of openLCA via https://openLCA.org/download. For community support visit https://ask.openLCA.org or get a support contract for professional support via the openLCA help desk https://openLCA.org/helpdesk. Professional openLCA support can now be ordered via https://nexus.openlca.org/services.

How to get the latest version?

The most recent version of openLCA is always available at the openLCA Downloads website. You can use either the installer (your will need to de-install your older version) or the .exe file included in the zip file also provided in the downloads page (no need to de-install your older version). In both cases, when you open a database you will be asked to update it to the new database format. By clicking OK, you accept the conversion. The content of the database will not be affected, only the structure. Have in mind that this process cannot be reversed. Once your database has the new database structure it cannot be opened with earlier openLCA versions.