The AMEE category /embodied/clm/processes/coldstorage contains data on the greenhouse gas emissions associated with the cold storage of food sourced from the Centre for Agriculture and Environment (CLM). This data is based on an analysis of food processing based around formulas, assumptions and emission factors as described in the protocols for the Dutch National Inventory Report and the IPCC assessment reports for determining agricultural emissions. See here for more details of the source and methodology used in deriving this dataset.

How to use this category

Choosing a specific emissions scenario

To make greenhouse gas emissions calculations using this category, specify the type and subtype using the type, and subtype drill choices. A final drill choice represents country represeted by the data. In many cases, a particular data item can be identified, and a corresponding profile item created, without requiring the specification of the final drill choice.

Specifying activity data

Greenhouse gas emissions, according to this methodology are proportionate to the quantity and duration of food stored. These values must therefore be specified using the mass and storageDuration profile item values.

Results and calculation

The returned amount represents CO2e emissions associated with the cold storage specified.

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