We are pleased to announce the release of the newly updated V3.3 of the CCaLC Carbon Footprinting Tool. This latest version adds the other environmental impacts such as acidification and eutrophication to the entire existing ecoinvent database as well as a number of new inventory items alongside the range of improvements and optimisations, additional case studies and over 300 inventory items added to the databases since V3.0.
You can download CCaLC V3.3 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.
Over 6000 data items are available in CCaLC, including data for materials, energy, transportation, packaging and waste. The data can be sourced from either the CCaLC or Ecoinvent databases.
CCaLC database: This database contains over 2000 data from open literature.
Ecoinvent database: This database contains over 4000 data items from the commercial provider Ecoinvent.
In the past decade, Ecoinvent has established itself as a global leader in creating a comprehensive and transparent life cycle inventory database. Its database helps companies to produce environmentally more sustainable products, guides policy makers in implementing new policies and informs consumers on how to adopt environmentally more sustainable behaviour.
- Case studies
Over 50 case studies are included within CCaLC, each of which can be modified to suit the specific needs of the user. The case studies span the biofeedstock, biofuel, chemical, food & drinks and packaging sectors.
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.