Miscellaneous carbonate consumption

The AMEE category at /business/processes/carbonates provides data and methodologies for calculating greenhouse gas emissions associated with typical industrial carbonate consumption. See the following subcategories for further details.

Generic carbonate consumption

The AMEE category at /business/processes/carbonates/generic provides a methodology based upon assumptions relating to the typical national mix of carbonate minerals which are consumed in industry (85% limestone, 15% dolomite) as well as the purity of these minerals. This methodology represents the Tier 1 and 2 approaches described by the IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories (NGGIP).

Specific carbonate consumption

The AMEE category /business/processes/carbonates/specific provides a methodology based on specific quantities of various carbonate species, and represents the Tier 3 approach described by the IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories (NGGIP).