Train fuels


The category /transport/byFuel/ipcc/train contains data on emissions associated with train fuel consumption, sourced from the IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories. This category enables emissions calculations for CO2, CH4 and N2O based on train engine type and age.

Using this methodology

Choosing a specific activity type

To use this category, specify the fuel and engine type using the fuel and engineType drill options.

Activity data required

Next set quantity consumed using the energyConsumed profile item value. Users can additionally specify the train age by setting the age profile item value. In this case, CarbonKit modifies the emissions factor for CH4 to account for the extra emissions which arise as a function of the engine age. For each additional year of age, CH4 emissions are increased by 1.5%.

Calculation and result

The returned quantities for this methodology represent CO2, CH4 and N2O emissions associated with the specified quantity of energy and train age. The following discrete amounts are returned:

  • CO2: CO2 emissions
  • CH4: CH4 (methane) emissions
  • N2O: N2O (nitrous oxide) emissions
  • CO2e: CO2e emissions (all three gases, converted using these global warming potential)
The individual quantities for CH4 and N2O represent absolute quantities rather than CO2e quantities.

FD74XFRXFTEI diesel, inter-cooled turbo-charged pre-chamber injection
QOTYHD3HVFLI diesel, naturally aspirated direct injection
NFX3OIVLUZK4 diesel, naturally aspirated pre-chamber injection
5OQ510VEQH96 diesel, turbo-charged direct injection
KXWI84S39HZM diesel, turbo-charged pre-chamber injection
ZSNV1FA65J0I diesel, unknown
BBZ6WZX3OM0F sub-bituminous coal, inter-cooled turbo-charged pre-chamber injection
GTU4AK3RC7MB sub-bituminous coal, naturally aspirated direct injection
DPQKK753DBZU sub-bituminous coal, naturally aspirated pre-chamber injection
XVMXDDUWU45N sub-bituminous coal, turbo-charged direct injection
9BATDOLPFP1W sub-bituminous coal, turbo-charged pre-chamber injection
NRVTKX5C25Y1 sub-bituminous coal, unknown
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Name: Train_fuels
Full path: /transport/byFuel/ipcc/train
Parent Category: IPCC transport fuels
Provenance: IPCC