We are pleased to announce the release of the newly updated V3.2 of the CCaLC Carbon Footprinting Tool. This latest version adds a few stability improvements to version 3.1 which included new case studies and a range of other improvements and optimisations as well as the additional 300 inventory items added to the databases in V3.0.
You can download CCaLC V3.2 now, free of charge, here.
In addition to the latest version of the CCaLC tool, the most recent versions of the CCaLC family of tools are still available to download, all of which are free of charge:
- CCaLC PVC V2.0
- CCaLC BIOCHEM V3.0
- CCaLC Optimiser V2.0 (demo version)
The CCaLC tools enable quick and easy estimations of the carbon footprints. They provide powerful means for reducing and managing carbon footprints of products, processes or supply chains.
All the tools follow the internationally accepted life cycle methodology as defined by ISO 14044 and PAS2050. They are simple to use by non-experts and all come with comprehensive databases, including the Ecoinvent database.
- CCaLC is suitable for any type of products, process or service.
- CCaLC PVC is tailored for the PVC sector.
- CCaLC BIOCHEM is aimed for applications in the bio-based sector.
- CCaLC Optimiser uses powerful optimisation techniques to reduce carbon footprints at minimum costs and can be linked with any of the other CCaLC tools.
|Features of CCaLC tools:
- Carbon footprinting
The CCaLC tool calculates carbon footprints from 'cradle to grave'. It enables identification of carbon 'hot spots' and carbon reduction opportunities.
- Water footprinting
In addition to carbon footprints, CCaLC also incorporates water footprint calculations to take into account water scarcity in different countries.
- Other environmental impacts
CCaLC also calculates other environmental impacts to show how they may be affected by any changes in the carbon footprint. These include acidification, eutrophication, ozone layer depletion, photochemical (summer) smog and human toxicity.
- Economic impacts
CCaLC enables estimation of economic value added, to show the trade-offs between 'carbon added' and 'value added'. The cost of reducing carbon footprints can also be estimated.
- Optimisation of carbon footprints
CCaLC Optimiser enables identification of optimum low-carbon options at minimum costs.
- Databases and Case studies
A number of databases and case studies have been included in CCaLC which can be modified to suit the specific needs of the user. Databases include: materials, energy, transport, packaging and waste. Overall, there are over 5500 data items included in the databases. The case studies include chemicals and relate products, food and drink, bio-feedstocks, biofuels and packaging.
The latest version of the CCaLC Carbon Footprinting Tool can be downloaded for free here.
The latest version of the CCaLC PVC Carbon Footprinting Tool can be downloaded for free here.
The latest version of the CCaLC BIOCHEM Carbon Footprinting Tool can be downloaded for free here.
A demo version of the CCaLC Optimisation Tool can be downloaded for free here.
|CCaLC PVC Tool
New version of the CCaLC PVC carbon footprinting tool (V2.0) available to download for free now.
|CCaLC BIOCHEM Tool
New version of the CCaLC BIOCHEM carbon footprinting tool (V3.0) available to download for free now.