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CCaLC BIOCHEM CARBON FOOTPRINTING TOOL

CCaLC BIOCHEM is a CCaLC tool tailored specifically for the bio-based sector. The tool has the same features and capabilities as the CCaLC tool, but the in-built case studies are specific to the bio-based supply chains.

CCaLC BIOCHEM provides a powerful tool for reducing and managing carbon footprints of bio-based products, processes or supply chains.

The methodological approach follows the internationally accepted life cycle methodology as defined by ISO 14044 and PAS 2050.

The tool is simple to use by non-experts and it comes with comprehensive databases, including the Ecoinvent database. User-defined databases can also be added.

Features
  • Carbon footprinting

    The CCaLC BIOCHEM 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 BIOCHEM also incorporates water footprint calculations to take into account water scarcity in different countries.

  • Other environmental impacts

    CCaLC BIOCHEM 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 BIOCHEM 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 (an additional related tool) enables identification of optimum low-carbon options at minimum costs.

  • Databases and Case studies

    A number of databases and case studies are included in CCaLC BIOCHEM. Databases include: materials, energy, transport, packaging and waste. Overall, there are over 5500 data items included in the databases. The case studies can be modified to suit the specific user needs include a range of bio-based processes and products in the biofuels, biofeedstocks and food & drink sectors.



Downloads
CCaLC BIOCHEM Carbon Footprinting Tool V3.0 [25,964 KB] (Last updated: 9 January 2013)
Download the full, latest version of the CCaLC BIOCHEM Carbon Footprinting Tool here. This link will take you to a registration form that will have to be completed in order to download the PVC Sustainability tool.
CCaLC BIOCHEM Carbon Footprinting Tool V3.0 Manual [1,184 KB] (Last updated: 9 January 2013)
A comprehensive user guide for the CCaLC BIOCHEM Carbon Footprinting Tool including example case studies is available to download here. To save a copy to your computer right click the link and select "Save As...".
CCaLC BIOCHEM Carbon Footprinting Tool V3.0 Readme [3 KB] (Last updated: 9 January 2013)
A readme file containing information about system requirements, running the software and help is available to download here. To save a copy to your computer right click the link and select "Save As...".


Downloads: Previous CCaLC BIOCHEM versions
CCaLC BIOCHEM Carbon Footprinting Tool V2.0 [23,472 KB] (Last updated: 19 August 2011)
Download the full, latest version of the CCaLC BIOCHEM Carbon Footprinting Tool here. This link will take you to a registration form that will have to be completed in order to download the PVC Sustainability tool.
CCaLC BIOCHEM Carbon Footprinting Tool V2.0 Manual [1,652 KB] (Last updated: 19 August 2011)
A comprehensive user guide for the CCaLC BIOCHEM Carbon Footprinting Tool including example case studies is available to download here. To save a copy to your computer right click the link and select "Save As...".
CCaLC BIOCHEM Carbon Footprinting Tool V2.0 Readme [3 KB] (Last updated: 19 August 2011)
A readme file containing information about system requirements, running the software and help is available to download here. To save a copy to your computer right click the link and select "Save As...".


More Information
For further information contact adisa.azapagic@manchester.ac.uk.


Acknowledgements
The CCaLC BIOCHEM Carbon Footprinting Tool has been developed by a research group at The University of Manchester as part of a project funded by the European Commission.