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

♦ Category: Waste

IPCC: 4A1 - Solid Waste Disposal - Managed Waste Disposal Sites
Sector: Industrial : Landfills

♦ Activity: Landfill gas generation - Landfill gas

♦ Greenhouse gas: Carbon dioxide from biogenic sources ( CO2 )

► Year 2016 —

● Greenhouse gas emission estimate —

Amount: 8,050,794 tonnes of CO2 From biogenic materials (8,050,794 tonnes CO2 Eq.)
Basis: Calculation
Calculation: [Landfill gas generation] * [Landfill gas CO2 emission factor]
Reference: IPCC (2006). 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories, Eggleston H.S., Buendia L., Miwa K., Ngara T., and Tanabe K. (eds). Vol.5, Chap. 3: Solid Waste Disposal. Published: IGES, Japan. http://www.ipcc-nggip.iges.or.jp/public/2006gl/pdf/5_Volume5/V5_3_Ch3_SWDS.pdf

● Activity level used in calculations —

Activity: Landfill gas generation = 170,704,636,388 scf of Landfill gas
Basis: Data
Reference: ARB (2016). Technical support document on GHG inventory methodologies for the 2000-2014 inventory. See Discussion of emissions from solid waste landfills available at: ttps://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

● Parameters and Constants used in calculations —

Parameter: Landfill gas CO2 emission factor = 47.2 g / scf
Reference: ARB (2016). Technical support document on GHG inventory methodologies for the 2000-2014 inventory. See Discussion of emissions from solid waste landfills available at: ttps://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

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

Amount: 47.2 g of CO2 per scf of Landfill gas
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