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

Müller, Richard; Loster, Marc; Volk, Rebekka; Schultmann, Frank

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.

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000081324
Veröffentlicht am 23.03.2018
DOI: 10.1016/j.promfg.2018.02.123
Zitationen: 1
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Industriebetriebslehre und Industrielle Produktion (IIP)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Jahr 2018
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 2351-9789
KITopen-ID: 1000081324
Erschienen in Procedia manufacturing
Band 21
Seiten 289–296
Bemerkung zur Veröffentlichung 15th Global Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing
Schlagworte Cleaner Production; Life Cycle Assessment; CO2-eq. quantification; green supply chain; metal processing industry; sustainable production planning
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