While a great deal of attention has been given to the greenhouse gas impacts of electrical generation and transportation, relatively little has been directed toward the chemical industry even though it is responsible for almost one-tenth of such emissions. At present there is no comprehensive publicly available source of emissions factors for the chemical industry.
Very recently, the Greenhouse Gases Handbook has been published. It is a collection of emissions data covering over 300 commercially operated chemical processes representing more than 80% of worldwide chemical industry sales.
This handbook covers 300 processes that are necessary to support complete production routes for the ten largest volume chemical end uses and selected processes with particularly high per ton emissions.
Learn more about this new Greenhouse Gas Handbook here:
Greenhouse Gas Handbook