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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: Industrial : CHP: Industrial : Useful Thermal Output

♦ Activity: Fuel combustion - Biomass

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

► Year 2006 —

● Greenhouse gas emission estimate —

Amount: 1,495,749 tonnes of CO2 From biogenic materials (1,495,749 tonnes CO2 Eq.)
Basis: Calculation
Calculation: [Fuel combustion] * [Heat content] * [Fuel CO2 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 = 1,082,063 ton of Biomass
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 CO2 emission = 0.0938 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-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
Parameter: Heat content = 14,736,801 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/

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

Amount: 1,382,312 g (i.e. 1.38 tonnes) of CO2 per ton of Biomass