Fulvio Ardente is PhD in Environmental Applied Physics with a dissertation on the application of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) to renewable energy sources. He was contract professor at the University of Palermo and lecturer of the course on renewable energy sources and environmental sustainability. Since 2010 he is working at the European Commission – DG Join Research Centre (JRC) researching on Ecodesign of energy related products, modelling of resource efficiency of products (durability, reusability, recyclability) and circular economy strategies for resource savings and secondary raw materials production.