Carbon handprint – An approach to assess the positive climate impacts of products demonstrated via renewable diesel case
Grönman, Kaisa; Pajula, Tiina; Sillman, Jani; Leino, Maija; Vatanen, Saija; Kasurinen, Heli; Soininen, Asta; Soukka, Risto (2018-09-28)
Sisältö avataan julkiseksi: 29.09.2020
Post-print / Final draft
Journal of Cleaner Production
School of Energy Systems
This article presents the developed calculation approach and demonstrates the approach with one case study about renewable diesel. Results of the diesel handprint calculation indicate that a driver can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by choosing renewable diesel over baseline fuel. Thus, the producer of the renewable diesel will create a handprint.
Organizations can use carbon handprints for quantifying the greenhouse gas reductions their customers can achieve by utilizing the product. Thus, the carbon handprint can be a powerful tool in communications and marketing. By conducting carbon handprint assessments, a company can also find out how their product qualifies in comparison to baseline products. Therefore, carbon handprints can also support decision-making and lifelong product design.
Grönman, K., Pajula, T., Sillman, J., Leino, M., Vatanen, S., Kasurinen, H., Soininen, A., Soukka, R. (2018). Carbon handprint – An approach to assess the positive climate impacts of products demonstrated via renewable diesel case. Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 206, pp. 1059-1072. DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.09.233
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