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

♦ Category: Industrial Processes and Product Use

IPCC: 2A1 - Mineral Industry - Cement Production
Sector: Industrial : Manufacturing : Stone, Clay, Glass & Cement : Cement

♦ Activity: Clinker production -

♦ Greenhouse gas: Carbon dioxide ( CO2 )

► Year 2001 —

● Greenhouse gas emission estimate —

Amount: 5,278,990 tonnes of CO2 Emitted (5,278,990 tonnes CO2 Eq.)
Basis: Calculation
Calculation: ([Clinker Production] * [Clinker CO2 Emission Factor]) * [Cement Kiln Dust Adjustment factor]
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). Vol.3, Chap. 2: Mineral Industry. Published: IGES, Japan. http://www.ipcc-nggip.iges.or.jp/public/2006gl/pdf/3_Volume3/V3_2_Ch2_Mineral_Industry.pdf

● Activity level used in calculations —

Activity: Clinker production = 10,148,000,000,000 g (i.e. 10.15 million tonnes)
Basis: Data
Reference: USGS (various years). Minerals Yearbook: The Mineral Industry of California. California Dept. of Conservation, California Geological Survey/U.S. Geological Survey. (See: Crushed Stone). Accessed online at: http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/commodity/stone_crushed/

● Parameters and Constants used in calculations —

Parameter: Cement Kiln Dust Adjustment Factor = 1.02
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). Vol.3, Chap. 2: Mineral Industry. Published: IGES, Japan. http://www.ipcc-nggip.iges.or.jp/public/2006gl/pdf/3_Volume3/V3_2_Ch2_Mineral_Industry.pdf
Parameter: Clinker CO2 emission factor = 0.51 g / g
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). Vol.3, Chap. 2: Mineral Industry. Published: IGES, Japan. http://www.ipcc-nggip.iges.or.jp/public/2006gl/pdf/3_Volume3/V3_2_Ch2_Mineral_Industry.pdf

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

Amount: 0.52 g of CO2 per g
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