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: 2G4 - Other Product Manufacture and Use - CO2, Limestone or Soda Ash consumption
Sector: Industrial : Not Specified

♦ Activity: Limestone and dolomite consumption -

♦ Greenhouse gas: Carbon dioxide ( CO2 )

► Year 2013 —

● Greenhouse gas emission estimate —

Amount: 188,591 tonnes of CO2 Emitted (188,591 tonnes CO2 Eq.)
Basis: Calculation
Calculation: [US CO2 emissions from limestone and dolomite use] * [California consumption of limestone and dolomite] / [US consumption of limestone and dolomite]
Reference: USEPA (2004). Emission Inventory Improvement Program. Technical Report Series, Volume 8: Estimating Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Chapter 6: Industrial Processes. US Environmental Protection Agency. Washington DC. http://www.epa.gov/ttn/chief/eiip/techreport/volume08/index.html

● Activity level used in calculations —

Activity:
Basis: None
Reference: Not Applicable.

● Parameters and Constants used in calculations —

Parameter: California consumption of limestone and dolomite = 14,962,000 tonne
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/
Parameter: US CO2 emissions from limestone and dolomite use = 10,414,000,000,000 g (i.e. 10.41 million tonnes)
Reference: USEPA (2015). Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks: 1990-2013. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Table 4-15 http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/emissions/usinventoryreport.html
Parameter: US consumption of limestone and dolomite = 826,200,000 tonne
Reference: USGS (various years). U.S. Geological Survey, Crushed Stone Statistics and Information, Mineral Yearbooks (Various Years), Stone (Crushed) Accessed online at: http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/commodity/stone_crushed/

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

Amount: Not Applicable
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