Life Cycle Analysis & Assessment
Malaysian biomass life cycle projection
Life cycle analysis is the technique of assessing the
costs and benefits of a possible project over its projected life. While some look
at life cycle using a single method or approach, often looking solely at
a single solution, we use a multi-dimensional
approach and compare options' life cycles. That's because assessments that use for example a Discounted Cash Flow model,
have inherent underlying (and easily demonstrated) flaws.
Our assessments are based on internationally accepted standards that
include multiple metrics, that also integrate financial with environmental dimensions.
We have taught Life Cycle Valuation internationally, including for CaGBC and two
Canadian universities, advised British Columbia government executive and provided guidance on
sustainable capital planning for Treasury Board. The largest life cycle model
we assessed and implemented was expected to save the province of BC ±C$9.7bn
- "This is more sophisticated than I have seen from any of the
major accounting firms" - Tony Guglielmin following his
review/audit of one of our life cycle models. Former CFO Canada Line
project, a $1.7bn P3; CFO, Ballard Engineering.
- "Not only are you right, but I had better check what we're
teaching our students because I think we're wrong. If any
questions this tell them to call me." - Michael Goldberg on
review/audit of one of our models. Dr Goldberg is Dean
Emeritus, University of BC Sauder School of Business and former
head, Universitas 21, a collaboration of 21 universities setting real
estate and economic education standards.
For a Malaysian company, remodelled their proposed biomass and waste
processing project exceeding 1,000 tonnes per day to optimize value.
In Canada, developed a projection for a comprehensive IRM model to
integrate liquid and solid waste, including risk and sensitivity
analysis, GHG models, with 1,800 cash flows. For the Government of
Canada, confidential review of leases, contracts and operating models
for an internationally-renowned asset, completing sensitivity analysis
and life cycle review with recommendations on strategic restructuring.