The AMEE category /embodied/clm/processes contains data on the greenhouse gas emissions associated with a variety of food processing activities 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 general class of process, and the process type and subtype using the process, type, and subtype drill choices. A final drill choice represents country represeted by the data. In many cases, this value is absent, in which case the applicablility of the data can be considered as general. Otherwise, the country should be selected using the country drill choice. In many cases, a particular data item can be identified, and a corresponding profile item created, without requiring the specification of all four drill choices.
Specifying activity data
Greenhouse gas emissions, according to this methodology are proportionate to the quantity of food processed, which therefore must be specified using the mass profile item value.
Results and calculation
The returned amount represents CO2e emissions associated with the processing of the specified quantity.