agricultural emissions Articles

  • A new tool to measure and reduce emissions from agriculture

    Agriculture is a major actor in spurring global climate change. The sector is already responsible for at least 10-12 percent of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and agricultural emissions are ...

  • Climate change and the future of agriculture

    The purpose of this paper is to review our current knowledge of the potential effects of climate change on agriculture and world food supply. Attention is first directed to the types of climate change, particularly reductions in soil water availability, likely to be most critical for agriculture. Secondly, a number of types of effects on agriculture are considered: 'direct' effects of elevated ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Reduction in carbon emissions in the Brazilian agricultural value chain through a decrease in transported volume

    Privileged characteristics have helped Brazil to consolidate itself as a leader in agricultural exports. These exports, however, have unique characteristic. They are heavily focused on commodity items, its production areas are relatively far from seaports and its transport matrix is strongly focused on road transportation. This combination of factors brings several environmental impacts. Popular ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Enhancing carbon stocks and reducing CO2 emissions in agriculture and natural resource management projects : toolkit

    There is global interest in promoting mitigation and adaptation in agriculture, forest, and other land-use (AFOLU) sectors to address the twin goals of climate change and sustainable development. This guideline deals with how to enhance carbon stocks in general in all land-based projects and its specific relationship with agriculture productivity. It outlines specific steps and procedures that ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Analysis of greenhouse gas emissions from 10 biogas plants within the agricultural sector

    With the increasing number of biogas plants in Germany the necessity for an exact determination of the actual effect on the greenhouse gas emissions related to the energy production gains importance. Hitherto the life cycle assessments have been based on estimations of emissions of biogas plants. The lack of actual emission evaluations has been addressed within a project from which the selected ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Options to Reduce Methane Emissions

    This study analyses methane emissions in the EU and strategies to control them. It considers options for the reduction of emissions from each of the main source sectors, agriculture, waste, coal mining and the oil and gas industry, and assesses costs and applicability of the mitigation options available to produce cost curves for reducing emissions. The study also makes projections of methane ...

  • Becoming a Zero Emissions Brewery

    Diverting 600 tons annually from landfills turn hops, grains, pallets, cardboard, glass, office paper and shrink wrap into major savings — and great beer! ALMOST AS FAMOUS for reducing its waste as for making great beer, Mad River Brewing Company of Blue Lake, California is renowned for its Steelhead and Jamaica ales as well as its ten Waste Reduction Awareness Program (WRAP) awards ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Peatlands: hotspots for emissions reductions

    Peatlands play a critical role in climate regulation, storing twice as much carbon as the entire world’s forest biomass and emitting large amounts of carbon when drained. Peat carbon stocks are distributed worldwide. The mitigation potential is very significant, but possible future possible emissions as well if no rapid action is taken to protect and restore them. The UNFCCC provides ...


    By Wetlands International

  • An integrated perspective on assessing agricultural air quality

    The biogeochemical cycling of trace gases (e.g. nitrogen, sulphur, etc.), and contaminants on local, regional, and global scales is a complex system of emissions, transformations, transport, and deposition. To date, limited, if any, attempt has been made on quantifying and identifying direct emissions of gaseous sulphur compounds from agricultural operations. This represents a major regulatory ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Quantifying Fugitive Emissions from Biodigesters

    Background Agricultural biodigesters reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions & generate clean energy. GHG reduction depends on many factors (design, feedstock, etc.), including the amount of fugitive CH4 emissions. Quantifying fugitive emissions is difficult -- commonly assumed: 15% of total CH4 production (California Climate Action Registry ) 15% of ...


    By PKL Technologies Inc.

  • Modeling global emissions and residues of pesticides

    A major portion of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) is organochlorine pesticides (OCPs), in which carbon and chlorine are combined. During the last decade, a number of researches have been devoted to create emission inventories of OCPs at regional and global scales. The studies on residue inventories of OCPs, however, are sparse. In the absence of complete data and information on worldwide ...


    By Springer

  • Options to Reduce Nitrous Oxide Emissions

    This study assesses nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions in the EU and strategies to control them. It considers in detail options for reducing emissions from the agricultural and chemical sectors, and emissions from combustion processes, and assesses their cost-effectiveness and potential reductions, which could be achieved. The study also makes projections of N2O emissions up to 2020 under a ‘business ...

  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions: A Systems Approach

    Untitled Document Engineers have an important role to fulfil as the focus of climate change discussions shifts from policy to implementation. We need to promote rigorous, proven ...

  • The Climate is Changing. Food and Agriculture Must Change Too.

    On October 16th, we celebrate World Food Day. It is a day of action against hunger, which is one of the biggest global challenges. Since we expect that global population will reach 9.6 billion by 2050, we need to act now. Our global goal is to achieve Zero Hunger by 2030. This is because, food is the basic human need and without addressing climate change, we cannot produce sufficient quantities ...


    By Agrivi Ltd

  • Reduced Emissions for Landfill Gas Installations

    The use of landfill gas as a source of renewable energy is increasing. For environmental and safety reasons, the owners of the waste storage sites have to strictly monitor and control the construction, operations, and emissions generated. Sulzer offers solutions to control these emissions within the limits given by the government. Landfill gas is similar to natural gas, but it is created by ...


    By Sulzer Management Ltd

  • The hidden risk of negative emissions technologies

    Strategies for removing carbon from the atmosphere all have down sides. The biggest? Their ability to lull us into complacency. The best way to keep your floor dry is to avoid spilling a bucket of water onto the floor, rather than to deliberately tip the bucket and then develop technologies to dry the floor. The same is true of greenhouse gases: We need to prevent their ...


    By Ensia

  • Planetary crisis and to constraint carbon emissions

    Extreme weather patterns, glaciers melt and rising sea levels have been brought on by tonnes of carbon emissions.Such by-products of human activity stem chiefly from the burning of fossil fuels and fuel consumption by vehicle engines. As you are fully aware of the facts that belching emissions from all industries are unhealthy for a sustainable earth. The intergovernmental panel on climate change ...


    By PRC Global Pte.Ltd

  • Strategy Paper for Reducing Methane Emissions

    The Strategy Paper for reducing methane emissions,which has just been approved by the Commission, describes the contribution man-made methane emissions, both at the global and European level, are making to the greenhouse effect and global warming. Although the focus in the global climate debate has often been on CO2 emissions, the major greenhouse gas, it needs to be underlined that methane is ...

  • Sensitivity of AERMOD in Modeling Fugitive Dust Emission Sources

    Dispersion modelers have long faced challenges estimating ambient pollutant concentrations caused by releases from “fugitive” sources of particulate matter, such as paved and unpaved roadways, raw material storage piles, outdoor material processing operations, agricultural activities, or windblown dust in general. Fugitive emissions are commonly defined as those that could not ...

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