How to calculate carbon dioxide equivalent emissions from different GHG sources?

Green House Gases (GHGs) are those that can absorb and emit infrared radiation. There are six Green House Gases as identified under the Kyoto protocol. These are:- Carbon dioxide (CO2), Methane (CH4), Nitrous oxide (N2O), Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), Perfluorocarbons (PFCs); and Sulphur hexafluoride (SF6). While creating the GHG inventory of the organization, there is a need to calculate all the six GHGs e.g. GHG emissions from the burning of fossil fuels, methane emission from anaerobic digestion of organic matter (Spent wash treatment40

GHG emission leads to climate change

How to design GHG inventory of an organization using specifications of ISO 14064-1?

Introduction of GHG Inventory design A greenhouse gas inventory is an accounting of greenhouse gases (GHGs) emitted to or removed from the atmosphere over a period of time. GHG inventory designs include –Boundary setting procedures, GHG quantification methodology, GHG activity data collection and finally the GHG inventory report.  Following points elaborate the GHG inventory design; 1. Define organizational and operational boundary Organization’s operations vary in their legal and organizational structures.  It includes wholly owned operations, incorporated and non-incorporated joint ventures,40

How to calculate carbon emissions from a fuel wood cooking stove?

Energy is one of the key indicators of sustainable development. Major portion of the population of India lives in rural areas and is heavily dependent on biomass for their daily energy needs. India derives a major part of its cooking energy needs from solid fuels such as firewood and cattle dung. Biomass cooking is a major source of Green House Gas (GHG) emissions and also releases Black carbon (BC) that leads to severe air pollution. It is also the root40

Introductory guide on the ISO14064-1 Implementation Stages

ISO14064 is the specification developed by International Organization for Standardization. ISO14064-1 is used for organizational level quantification and reporting of GHG emissions and removals. Various stages of ISO14064 standard implementation are described below in their chronological sequence. The sequence is an indicative one and can be changed based on the requirements. (Why assessing carbon footprint is important for your organization?) Define boundary (Boundary Setting procedures): Boundaries are of two types – organizational boundary and operational boundary. Organizational boundary setting decides40

How to calculate CO2 emissions from fossil fuel combustion?

Fossil fuels are GHG emission intensive and release GHG’s when combusted. Growing concern towards climate change and the contribution of anthropogenic activities towards it, calculating carbon emissions from combustion of fossil fuels is very necessary. Nowadays many organizations have started creating GHG inventory of their day to day activities. Following guidelines will help you to calculate carbon dioxide emission from the burning of fossil fuels. Collect data on the quantity of fuel combusted on a volume, mass, or energy basis.40

Global Warming Potential – An Introduction

There are six Green House Gases (GHGs) and each has a different potential of trapping heat from the atmosphere. The concept of global warming potential (GWP) has been developed in order to enable comparison of the ability of different GHGs to trap heat in the atmosphere. This is termed as radiative forcing (Radiative forcing refers to the amount of heat-trapping potential for a GHG, measured in units of power per unit of area).  Greenhouse gases differ in their effect on40

Carbon Footprint Calculation- A small introduction of ISO 14064

A carbon footprint is the total sum of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions caused by an organization, event, product or person.  As we are aware, the increasing concentration of GHGs in the atmosphere can accelerate climate change and global warming, it is very necessary to measure these emissions from our day to day activities. The first step towards managing GHG emissions is to measure them. There are some standards and guidelines to measure GHG emissions like GHG protocol, ISO 14064, the more comprehensive one Life Cycle40

Green House Gas inventory-Indian NATCOM

Note: Read snapshot of India’s Green House Gas emission Report (2007)  here Excess release of pollutants in the atmosphere is a starting point of any environmental pollution. Growing accumulation of green house gases accelerates the green house effect that further results into additional warming of the planet. Climate change is real and it’s effects have been already visible. Since past 200 years industrial revolution subsequently resulting in higher consumption of natural resources like fossil fuels and minerals. Growing concern about40