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Documentation of California's Greenhouse Gas Inventory (11th Edition - Last updated on 11-06-2019)

♦ Category: Energy

IPCC: 1A1ai - Fuel Combustion Activities - Energy Industries - Main Activity Electricity and Heat Production - Electricity Generation
Sector: Electricity Generation (In State) : Merchant Owned

♦ Activity: Fuel combustion - Biomass

♦ Greenhouse gas: Nitrous oxide ( N2O )

► Year 2010 —

● Greenhouse gas emission estimate —

Amount: 189.53 tonnes of N2O Emitted (56,479 tonnes CO2 Eq.)
Basis: Calculation
Calculation: [Fuel combustion] * [Heat content] * [Fuel N2O emission]
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: Stationary Combustion. Published: IGES, Japan. ttp://www.ipcc-nggip.iges.or.jp/public/2006gl/pdf/2_Volume2/V2_2_Ch2_Stationary_Combustion.pdf#http://www.ipcc-nggip.iges.or.jp/public/2006gl/pdf/2_Volume2/V2_2_Ch2_Stationary_Combustion.pdf

● Activity level used in calculations —

Activity: Fuel combustion = 2,934,017 ton of Biomass
Basis: Data
Reference: ARB (2016). Technical support document on GHG inventory methodologies for the 2000-2014 inventory. See Discussion of emissions from electricity and combined heat and power generation available at: ttps://ww3.arb.ca.gov/cc/inventory/pubs/reports/2000_2014/ghg_inventory_00-14_technical_support_document.pdf#https://ww3.arb.ca.gov/cc/inventory/pubs/reports/2000_2014/ghg_inventory_00-14_technical_support_document.pdf

● Parameters and Constants used in calculations —

Parameter: Fuel N2O emission = 4.200E-06 g / btu
Reference: ARB Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gas Regulation. Subpart C of 40 CFR Part 98 (98.30 to 98.38). Available online at: ttps://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/40/appendix-Table_C-2_to_subpart_C_of_part_98#https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/40/appendix-Table_C-2_to_subpart_C_of_part_98
Parameter: Heat content = 15,380,000 btu / ton
Reference: ARB Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gas Regulation. Subpart C of 40 CFR Part 98 (98.30 to 98.38). Available online at: ttps://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/40/appendix-Table_C-1_to_subpart_C_of_part_98#https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/40/appendix-Table_C-1_to_subpart_C_of_part_98
Constant: Global warming potential of N2O = 298
Reference: IPCC (2007). Climate Change 2007: The Physical Science Basis. Contribution of Working Group I to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Solomon S., Qin D., Manning M., Chen Z., Marquis M., Averyt K.B., Tignor M., and Miller H.L. (eds.). http://www.ipcc.ch/publications_and_data/publications_ipcc_fourth_assessment_report_synthesis_report.htm

● Greenhouse gas emitted per unit activity (derived from values listed above) —

Amount: 64.6 g of N2O per ton of Biomass
19,250 g (i.e. 19.25 kg) of CO2eq. per ton of Biomass
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