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Characterisation Method Information
Characterisation Method Name:
Greenhouse gas emissions
Version:
1
Date Completed:
2006-04-11
Principal Method Name:
Method Description:
The sum of greenhouse gas emissions from a technical system expressed in kg CO2 equivalents.
Literature Reference:
None (yet)
Methodological Range:
Only CO2 emissions to air included as of yet.
Notes:

Existing Characterisation Factors of Greenhouse gas emissions
Characterisation Parameter Category Indicator Impact Indication Principle Aspect Substance Quantity Unit Notes
CFactor Cradle to gate GHG index EPS/2000
Type = Emission
Direction = Output
Media = Air
Geography = *
CH4 25 kg/kg GWPs presented by the IPCC in their 1994 status report (Albritton et al., 1995) for calculation of the global warming potential.
CFactor Cradle to gate GHG index EPS/2000
Type = Emission
Direction = Output
Media = Air
Geography = *
CO 2 kg/kg GWPs presented by the IPCC in their 1994 status report (Albritton et al., 1995) for calculation of the global warming potential.
CFactor Cradle to gate GHG index EPS/2000
Type = Emission
Direction = Output
Media = Air
Geography = *
CO2 1 kg/kg GWPs presented by the IPCC in their 1994 status report (Albritton et al., 1995) for calculation of the global warming potential.
CFactor Cradle to gate GHG index EPS/2000
Type = Emission
Direction = Output
Media = Air
Geography = *
N2O 320 kg/kg GWPs presented by the IPCC in their 1994 status report (Albritton et al., 1995) for calculation of the global warming potential.