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Reference Number EP/F003501/1
Title Carbon Calculations over the Life Cycle of IndustrIal Activities (CCaLC)
Status Completed
Energy Categories Not Energy Related 50%;
Renewable Energy Sources(Bio-Energy) 25%;
Fossil Fuels: Oil Gas and Coal(CO2 Capture and Storage) 25%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields SOCIAL SCIENCES (Economics and Econometrics) 50%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Chemical Engineering) 50%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 75%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Environmental dimensions) 25%;
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 01 February 2007
End Date 31 July 2010
Duration 42 months
Total Grant Value £979,435
Industrial Sectors Energy; Environment
Region North West
Programme Energy Research Capacity
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor A Azapagic , Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science, University of Manchester (99.999%)
  Other Investigator Dr N ( Nazmiye ) Ozkan , Environment Group, Policy Studies Institute (0.001%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , Hydro Polymers Ltd. (0.000%)
Project Contact , Shell Chemicals Europe BV, The Netherlands (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 the "decarbonisation" of the economy. In particular, we propose to develop a methodology for a life-cycle estimation of carbon inventories in different supply chains. 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 thetools 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 Chemicals and related products, Food and Drink, Bio-feedstocks and Biofuels
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