Last reviewed on 10-02-2020

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

♦ 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 - MSW

♦ Greenhouse gas: Carbon dioxide ( CO2 )

► Year 2017 —

● Greenhouse gas emission estimate —

Amount: 70.76 tonnes of CO2 Emitted (70.76 tonnes CO2 Eq.)
Basis: Calculation
Calculation: [Fuel combustion] * (1 - [Proportion of renewables]) * [Heat content] * [Fuel CO2 emission]
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: https://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

● Activity level used in calculations —

Activity: Fuel combustion = 265 ton of MSW
Basis: Data
Reference: ARB (2019). Summary of 2008 to 2018 data from California's Greenhouse Gas Mandatory Reporting Program. Reported emissions are available at: #https://ww2.arb.ca.gov/our-work/programs/mandatory-greenhouse-gas-emissions-reporting

● Parameters and Constants used in calculations —

Parameter: Biogenic fraction = 0
Reference: ARB (2019). Summary of 2008 to 2018 data from California's Greenhouse Gas Mandatory Reporting Program. Reported emissions are available at: #https://ww2.arb.ca.gov/our-work/programs/mandatory-greenhouse-gas-emissions-reporting
Parameter: Fuel CO2 emission = 0.0296 g / btu
Reference: USEPA (2012). Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gas Regulation #http://www.epa.gov/ghgreporting/
Parameter: Heat content = 9,027,149 btu / ton
Reference: USEPA (2012). Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gas Regulation #http://www.epa.gov/ghgreporting/

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

Amount: 266,814 g (i.e. 266.81 kg) of CO2 per ton of MSW