A detailed life cycle analysis (LCA) will be undertaken in parallel to each aspect of this project. This LCA will be constantly updated and fed into the evolution of the other themes. The life cycle energy costs of all materials used as well as the the energy input of each process will be analysed and compared to existing technologies. Initially, putative flow-sheets will be developed to assess the different chemical patterns of each process. The results of this comprehensive analysis will then feed into a cradle-to-grave environmental impact assessment that will be feed back into the other themes to ensure the sustainability of all aspects of this project.