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

♦ Category: Energy

IPCC: 1A5bi - Fuel Combustion Activities - Non-Specified - Mobile - Mobile (Aviation Component)
Sector: Military : Not Specified

♦ Activity: Fuel combustion - Jet fuel

♦ Greenhouse gas: Nitrous oxide ( N2O )

► Year 2001 —

● Greenhouse gas emission estimate —

Amount: 117.27 tonnes of N2O Excluded (34,947 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 = 413,660,159 gal of Jet fuel
Basis: Compilation
Reference: Gordon Schremp (2016). Data request between CARB and Gordon Schremp, California Energy Commission, regarding Military Jet Fuel JP-5 and JP-8. January 2016.

● Parameters and Constants used in calculations —

Parameter: Fuel N2O emission = 2.100E-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 3: Mobile Combustion. Published: IGES, Japan. http://www.ipcc-nggip.iges.or.jp/public/2006gl/pdf/2_Volume2/V2_3_Ch3_Mobile_Combustion.pdf
Parameter: Heat content = 135,000 btu / gal
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 excluded per unit activity (derived from values listed above) —

Amount: 0.284 g of N2O per gal of Jet fuel
84.5 g of CO2eq. per gal of Jet fuel
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