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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 - Tires

♦ Greenhouse gas: Methane ( CH4 )

► Year 1990 —

● Greenhouse gas emission estimate —

Amount: 1.42 tonne of CH4 Emitted (29.72 tonnes CO2 Eq.)
Basis: Calculation
Calculation: [Fuel combustion] * [Heat content] * [Fuel CH4 emission]
Reference: IPCC (1997). Revised 1996 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories (Revised Guidelines). Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Published: IGES, Japan. http://www.ipcc-nggip.iges.or.jp/public/gl/invs1.htm

● Activity level used in calculations —

Activity: Fuel combustion = 14,435 ton of Tires
Basis: Data
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. http://www.cement.org/

● Parameters and Constants used in calculations —

Parameter: Fuel CH4 emission = 3.000E-06 g / btu
Reference: IPCC (2006). 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories, Prepared by the National Greenhouse Gas Inventories Programme, Eggleston H.S., Buendia L., Miwa K., Ngara T., and Tanabe K. (eds). Volume 2, Chapter 2: Energy. http://www.ipcc-nggip.iges.or.jp/public/2006gl/pdf/2_Volume2/V2_2_Ch2_Stationary_Combustion.pdf
Parameter: Heat content = 32,678,591 btu / ton
Reference: EIA (2007). Energy Information Administration. Form EIA-906: Monthly Utility Power Plant Database. Available online at: http://www.eia.doe.gov/cneaf/electricity/page/eia906u.html
Constant: Global warming potential of CH4 = 21
Reference: IPCC (1996). Second Assessment Report. Climate Change 1995: WG I - The Science of Climate Change. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change; J.T. Houghton, L.G. Meira Filho, B.A. Callander, N. Harris, A. Kattenberg, and K. Maskell (eds.); Cambridge University Press. Cambridge, U.K.

● Greenhouse gas emitted per unit activity —

Amount: 98 g of CH4 per ton of Tires
2,059 g (i.e. 2.06 kg) of CO2eq. per ton of Tires
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