Calculated Metrics (Biogenic Emissions)

Understanding Biogenic Emission Corrections in 2050-Materials Platform


The 2050-Materials platform employs a process to update our material data (MaterialFact model) based on calculated biogenic emissions. This is crucial for accurately reflecting the carbon footprint of materials, especially those with significant biogenic content.

The Correction Process

Key Points

  • Biogenic Emissions: These are emissions associated with biogenic materials like wood. They're factored into the total and manufacturing CO2e (Carbon Dioxide Equivalent) values.

  • Fields Updated: The process corrects fields like total biogenic CO2e, manufacturing emissions, end-of-life emissions, and total CO2e for the material.

Steps Involved

  1. Biogenic Material Percentage: The system first checks the percentage of biogenic material by weight.

  2. Scaling Factor: It retrieves a scaling factor to convert the declared unit to kilograms, essential for accurate corrections.

  3. Calculation: Biogenic emissions are calculated based on the biogenic material percentage and scaling factor.

  4. Conditional Corrections: Corrections are applied to manufacturing, end-of-life, and total CO2e emissions based on specific conditions.

  5. Updates: The MaterialFact instance is updated with new corrected values.

Importance of Biogenic Emission Corrections

Correcting for biogenic emissions is vital in providing a more accurate representation of a material's carbon footprint. This process helps ensure our platform delivers reliable and comprehensive environmental data.

Note: This document is intended for customers of the 2050-Materials platform to provide an overview of how biogenic emission corrections are integrated into our system.

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