Methane emission from Solid Waste Disposal Site

How to Quantify GHG Emission from Municipal Solid Waste Disposal Sites?

We explained in our last post about the emission of methane from Municipal Solid Waste Disposal Sites (SWDS). In this post, we will understand the quantification methodology for the methane emission from SWDS. India is a signatory to the  International Climate Change treaties such as30

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 the30

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 fuels30

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 can30

GHG emission from a petrochemical refinery

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 their30

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 the30

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 our30