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Documentation of California's Greenhouse Gas Inventory (First Edition - Last updated on 11/19/2007)

♦ Category: Energy

IPCC: 1A2f - Fuel Combustion Activities - Manufacturing Industries and Construction - Non-Metallic Minerals
Sector: Industrial : Manufacturing : Stone, Clay, Glass & Cement : Cement

♦ Activity: Fuel combustion - Biomass waste fuel

♦ Greenhouse gas: Carbon dioxide from biogenic sources ( CO2 )

► Year 1990 —

● Greenhouse gas emission estimate —

Amount: 0 tonne of CO2 From biogenic materials (0 tonne CO2 Eq.)
Basis: Calculation
Calculation: [Fuel combustion] * [Heat content] * [Fuel CO2 emission]
Reference: Murtishaw, S., De La Rue du Can, S,. Price, L., Masanet, E., and Simcich, M. (2005). CALEB: California Energy Balance Database, September 12, 2005. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA.

● Activity level used in calculations —

Activity: Fuel combustion = 0 ton of Biomass waste fuel
Basis: Data
Reference: Not Applicable.

● Parameters and Constants used in calculations —

Parameter: Fuel CO2 emission = 0.0594 g / btu
Reference: O'Hare, A. T. (2007). Personal communication between CA Air Resources Board Staff and Andrew T. O'Hare of the Portland Cement Association, Washington, DC.
Parameter: Heat content = 8,000,000 btu / ton
Reference: EIA (2007). Energy Information Administration. Form EIA-906 Database: Monthly Utility Power Plant Database. CA Air Resources Board staff used the average value (rounded to 1 significant digit) of values for Utility Power Plant Wood. Available online at:

● Greenhouse gas from biogenic materials per unit activity —

Amount: Not Applicable