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CO₂ -based assessment for sustainable production planning in the metal processing industry

Müller, Richard 1; Loster, Marc 1; Volk, Rebekka ORCID iD icon 1; Schultmann, Frank 1
1 Institut für Industriebetriebslehre und Industrielle Produktion (IIP), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)


By assessing the emissions of greenhouse gases of finished goods over their entire lifecycle, it can be seen that a significant part of the emissions is caused in production and related upstream processes. A strong focus on resource-efficient production techniques could provide possibilities for significant emission reduction in these processes. This causes the need of a quantitative comparison of different production techniques and processes by their total CO2-eq.-emissions. Especially small enterprises may not be able to provide information on energy and resource flows and resulting emissions on a level that is detailed enough to reveal emission reduction potentials.

The assessment model introduced is applicable for every enterprise to quantify production-related emissions of their finished goods and to compare them with other possible production techniques and processes, in order to facilitate CO2-based production planning. The model is highly flexible, as calculations are based on a process database that can easily be modified. Moreover, the input of country-specific and manufacturer-specific data like country-specific electricity-mix or material-manufacturer-specific CO2-eq.-emissions enables a high customization level.

Verlagsausgabe §
DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000081324
Veröffentlicht am 23.03.2018
DOI: 10.1016/j.promfg.2018.02.123
Zitationen: 3
Zitationen: 2
Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Industriebetriebslehre und Industrielle Produktion (IIP)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2018
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 2351-9789
KITopen-ID: 1000081324
Erschienen in Procedia manufacturing
Verlag Elsevier
Band 21
Seiten 289–296
Bemerkung zur Veröffentlichung 15th Global Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing
Schlagwörter Cleaner Production; Life Cycle Assessment; CO2-eq. quantification; green supply chain; metal processing industry; sustainable production planning
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