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Reference Number EP/C510410/1
Title A Systematic Approach To Estimation Of Life Cycle Carbon Inventory, Carbon Footprints and Embodied Carbon
Status Completed
Energy Categories Other Cross-Cutting Technologies or Research(Environmental, social and economic impacts) 100%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields SOCIAL SCIENCES (Economics and Econometrics) 25%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy 100%
Principal Investigator Professor A Azapagic
No email address given
Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science
University of Manchester
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 13 June 2005
End Date 31 July 2006
Duration 13 months
Total Grant Value £1,050,354
Industrial Sectors Chemicals; Energy; Food and Drink; Manufacturing
Region North West
Programme Energy Research Capacity
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor A Azapagic , Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science, University of Manchester (99.997%)
  Other Investigator Professor R (Roland ) Clift , Centre for Environmental Strategy, University of Surrey (0.001%)
Dr S Cowell , Centre for Environmental Strategy, University of Surrey (0.001%)
Dr L (Lucia ) Elghali , Centre for Environmental Strategy, University of Surrey (0.001%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , Marks and Spencer (0.000%)
Project Contact , Scottish Energy Environment Foundation (0.000%)
Project Contact , Hydro Polymers Ltd. (0.000%)
Project Contact , Building Research Establishment (BRE) Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Rapra Technology Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Corus (0.000%)
Project Contact , Leicester Energy Efficiency (0.000%)
Project Contact , Steel Construction Institute (0.000%)
Project Contact , The Concrete Society (0.000%)
Project Contact , Brick Development Association (The) (0.000%)
Project Contact , British Cement Association (0.000%)
Project Contact , R M C Group Plc (0.000%)
Project Contact , Unilever Plc (0.000%)
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Abstract A successful transition to a low carbon economy will depend on a number of technological, economic, environmental and social factors. However, before we start this process, it is important to understand the full environmental and economic implications of any step changes that this transition may require. In this project we propose to concentrate on developing a methodology and decision-support tools that would help us understand and evaluate environmental and economic consequences of the changes required for "decarbonisation" of the economy. In particular, we propose to develop a methodology for a systematic life-cycle estimation of carbon inventories in different industrial sectors, including "carbon footprints" and "embodied carbon". The project will also investigate the options for, and the associated costs of, carbon mitigation measures by considering standard economic parameters such as investment and operating costs and value added, together with uncertainty and risk where appropriate.. The intention is that the methodology and the tools will be usable for investigation of future scenarios, involving completely new technologies and products. The tools will also help companies to respond to the activities such as carbon management and emissions trading. The industrial sectors to be considered in the project include Food, Chemicals, Plastics, Construction and Biomass
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