Last reviewed on 06-22-2018

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

♦ Category: Industrial Processes and Product Use

IPCC: 2A2 - Mineral Industry - Lime Production
Sector: Industrial : Manufacturing : Stone, Clay, Glass & Cement : Lime

♦ Activity: Lime production -

♦ Greenhouse gas: Carbon dioxide ( CO2 )

► Year 2014 —

● Greenhouse gas emission estimate —

Amount: 53,070 tonnes of CO2 Emitted (53,070 tonnes CO2 Eq.)
Basis: Compilation
Calculation: Emission data reported by lime producers through ARB's Mandatory GHG Reporting Program. Note that, in the case of sugar mills, much of the CO2 produced during calcination of the limestone is captured and reused during the carbonation process and therefore is not emitted.
Reference: ARB (2019). Summary of 2008 to 2017 data from California's Greenhouse Gas Mandatory Reporting Program. Reported emissions are available at:

● Activity level used in calculations —

Basis: Data
Reference: Not Applicable.

● Parameters and Constants used in calculations —

Parameter: Not applicable

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

Amount: Not Applicable