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Quick Start: Adding processes
Quick Start: Adding processes

This article describes how to add processes to your cycle.

Updated over a week ago

Earthster makes it easy to search and filter available cycles and processes to add to your cycles' as inputs.

To add a process or another cycle as an input to your LCA open the drawer and click on Add new button from the Processes tab.

This will take you to the Add New Process view.

Searching for a process

You can search for cycles in the Earthster database to use them as input processes. Yes, what is a cycle for somebody else (or an LCA database) is a process for you.

You can find an ever-increasing database of the best Life Cycle Assessment data, for example, Ecoinvent, USEEIO and cycles created by other users.

Type a set of keywords, and you will see a list of any cycle that includes the keywords in their title and description. We prioritize processes from your geography. We take that geography from the selected process's information or the current cycle.

Refining the search

If you do not find what you are looking for on the first search, you can refine your search in two ways:

Refining through keywords or synonyms

You can make your search more specific by adding more information about your process. For example, when looking for electricity, you will find that the word "electricity" applies to a vast number of cycles (from consumer electricity to production power plants). Specifying "low voltage" will get you only results of consumer-level electricity.

Refining through filters

You can use filters to refine your search. Hover over any result (for example, the unit of kg) to see the filters appear.

  • Select Show to display only results with that value.

  • Select Exclude showing results that do not have that value.

Checking and selecting

You often have several candidate cycles to select from. Click on the information button at the right of any cycle to see more details about it (a description of its contents in detail).

Once you have selected your process, click Add Process.

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