Date: Thursday, 5 October
Time: 14:00 CET / 13:00 BST
The International Fertiliser Society is delighted to host this webinar about the updated carbon footprint calculator, developed by Fertilizers Europe. The webinar is open to both members and non-members.
The webinar will present and discuss the updated online tool for calculating the carbon footprint associated with the production of various fertilizer products. The tool covers all activities, from raw material mining through to the final product at the factory gate, ready for dispatch.
One of the strengths of the tool is that it is already updated with a large number of global regional average values for energy supplies, as well as ammonia and nitric acid plant emissions.
Users can tailor the tool to fit individual situations, by using their own values for all parameters, to reflect a specific production unit.
The value of this tool is that it allows the industry and other users to use a uniform methodology for assessing carbon footprint.
Bjarne Christensen of Chemtechnic Consultancy has more than 30 years of experience within the fertilizer industry.
The online Carbon Footprint Calculator (http://app.calcfert.com) is a standalone module used to calculate the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions generated during the production of fertilizers. By selecting basic assumptions and filling in own values related to raw materials, transportation, energy, plant specifications and product specific data, the user calculates the total carbon footprint, expressed as 'ton CO2-equivalents/ton product'. This estimate includes both direct and indirect emissions from energy supply.