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Documentation of California's Greenhouse Gas Inventory (13th Edition - Last updated on 10-15-2020)

♦ Category: Energy

IPCC: 1A1aii - Fuel Combustion Activities - Energy Industries - Main Activity Electricity and Heat Production - Combined Heat and Power Generation (CHP)
Sector: Electricity Generation (In State) : CHP: Industrial

♦ Activity: Fuel combustion - MSW

♦ Greenhouse gas: Methane ( CH4 )

► Year 2003 —

● Greenhouse gas emission estimate —

Amount: 134.86 tonnes of CH4 Emitted (3,372 tonnes CO2 Eq.)
Basis: Calculation
Calculation: [Fuel combustion] * [Heat content] * [Fuel CH4 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. http://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 = 498,052 ton of MSW
Basis: Data
Reference: EIA (2013). Energy Information Administration. Form EIA-906/920/923: Monthly Utility Power Plant Database. Accessed online at: https://www.eia.gov/electricity/data/eia923/#https://www.eia.gov/electricity/data/eia923/

● Parameters and Constants used in calculations —

Parameter: Fuel CH4 emission = 3.200E-05 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: https://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 = 8,461,867 btu / ton
Reference: EIA (2013). Energy Information Administration. Form EIA-906/920/923: Monthly Utility Power Plant Database. Accessed online at: https://www.eia.gov/electricity/data/eia923/#https://www.eia.gov/electricity/data/eia923/
Constant: Global warming potential of CH4 = 25
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: 271 g of CH4 per ton of MSW
6,769 g (i.e. 6.77 kg) of CO2eq. per ton of MSW