The professional database is the standard database provided with the GaBi software. It is the most robust life cycle inventory on the market.

Professional Database

The professional database is the standard database provided with the GaBi software. It is the most robust life cycle inventory on the market.

The GaBi professional database is regularly updated and is derived from industry sources, scientific knowledge, technical literature, and internal patent information creating a solid foundation for assessing your materials, products, services and processes.

Database content:


Contains a huge amount of thinkstep data, the complete ELCD database as well as data from Plastics Europe

Includes 3,778 processes, predominantly cradle-to-gate, as well as parameterised unit processes to support your modelling

  • organic and inorganic chemicals
  • metals
  • plastics
  • wood and wood products
  • power generation
  • transport
  • production techniques
  • end of life processes

Contains GaBi plans (or systems) for setting up your own customised power grid mixes.

All standard impact categories are included, such as CML, ReCipe, EDIP, TRACI , IO2+, UBP, EF 1.8 (for PEF calculations), Usetox, IPCC AR5, Odour, AADP... 

With regionalized water consumption and land use inventory data in all aggregated data sets – PEF/OF compliant, for modern impact methods such as AWARE, LANCA, WSI 

19 environmental quantities, more than 80 normalization and more than 40 weighting sets are also included.

NEW: IAI Aluminium Data now available in GaBi Professional Database!
The life cycle inventory data for the primary aluminium industry from the International Aluminium Institute (IAI) is now available in GaBi. The most recent aluminium industry LCI data will be made available in the GaBi professional database as part of the next release in early 2019.

As a free special offer, GaBi customers can already request the IAI data to be integrated into their GaBi databases (pre-release!).
If you are interested in receiving the data and are in possession of a valid GaBi Professional Database licence, please contact content spamgeschützt @ spamgeschützt

The data includes 33 unit processes, from bauxite mining, alumina production and electrolysis—with its anode and paste production—to ingot casting for the following regions: global, South America, Oceania, North America, Canada, the Middle East, the EU and China.
Aggregated cradle-to-gate datasets (aluminium ingots at producer) are also included for the following regions: global, Canada, Middle East, Russia and China. Aluminium-specific electricity grid mixes for China and the Middle East complete the datasets.

All datasets are based on IAI publications and additional information that IAI provided to thinkstep. For publications see:


Browse the datasets in the GaBi Professional Database now.



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NEW: IAI Aluminium Data

Aluminium LCI data

33 aluminium related unit processes now in the GaBi professional database. Scroll down to read more!

Also check out our GaBi Aluminium extension database.

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