AMEE adds models for GHG emissions from agriculture, mining, and waste


AMEE now includes further support for the data and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions calculation methodologies outlined in the IPCC’s Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories.

The AMEE science team has quality assured and approved for release a large number of new categories to the AMEE platform which add considerably to the coverage of emissions scenarios and options available to users of AMEE. In particular, these include a number of non-combustive emissions activities such those associated with farming, waste, manufacturing and processing within the fossil fuel industry.

The new categories are as follows:

  • CH4 emissions from enteric fermentation in farmed livestock
  • CH4 and N2O emissions from the management of livestock manure
  • CH4 emissions from rice cultivation
  • N2O and CO2 emissions from soil management practices
  • CH4 emissions from active and abandoned, surface and underground coal mines
  • CO2, CH4 and N2O emissions from oil and gas extraction, processing and transportation
  • CO2 and CH4 emissions from the flaring of CH4
  • Fluorine-containing compound (e.g. CF4, SF6) emissions used in the electronics industry
  • CO2 emissions associated with the calcination of carbonate minerals in the glass industry
  • CO2 emissions from the incidental combustion of mechanical lubricants
  • CO2, CH4 and N2O emissions associated with fuel consumed by specific off-road/rail engines
  • CO2, CH4 and N2O emissions from road transportation based on a range of emissions control technologies
  • CO2 emissions from military aircraft
  • CO2 emissions from urea based additives consumed within catalytic converters
  • CO2, CH4 and N2O emissions from biological waste treatment
  • CO2, CH4 and N2O emissions from burning of municipal and industrial wastes
  • CH4 emissions associated with domestic and industrial wastewater

As with the thousands of other distinct emissions activities represented within the AMEE platform, these new categories can be accessed easily by users of the AMEE API.

Additional support for the IPCC methodologies is planned for the near future, including further coverage of industrial activities as well as functionality for tracking and quantifying land-use associated carbon stocks.

Tags: IPCC, CO2, CH4, N2O, emissions, transport, fugitive, agriculture
Scope: Global
Authority: Enterprise
AMEE Quality Assurance: Passed

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