Data Relevance and Sources for Carbon Footprint Calculation in Powertrain Production

Simon Merschak, Peter Hehenberger, Johann Bachler, Andreas Kogler

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Abstract

The purpose of this work is to point out the importance of the production phase for the carbon footprint calculation of powertrain components and to improve the understanding of necessary data for this calculation. Evaluation of lifecycle assessment data from numerous studies showed, that there is often a shift from the emissions in the use phase to emissions in the production phase, when alternative powertrain concepts are used. Therefore, in this work our focus is on the carbon emissions in the production phase of powertrain components. Data of raw materials used, production processes and supply chains is necessary and the uncertainties associated also have to be considered. At present, there is only little sufficient support for design engineers regarding the collection of relevant data for the carbon footprint calculation of powertrain production. In this work a data structure, which supports the collection of relevant data, including possible data sources, is presented.
Original languageEnglish (American)
Title of host publicationProduct Lifecycle Management Enabling Smart X - 17th IFIP WG 5.1 International Conference, PLM 2020, Revised Selected Papers
Subtitle of host publication17th IFIP WG 5.1 International Conference, PLM 2020, Rapperswil, Switzerland, July 5–8, 2020, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsFelix Nyffenegger, José Ríos, Louis Rivest, Abdelaziz Bouras
PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
Pages203-214
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-62807-9
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-62806-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event17th IFIP WG 5.1 International Conference on Product Lifecycle Management - Rapperswil, Switzerland
Duration: 5 Jul 20208 Dec 2020

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
Volume594
ISSN (Print)1868-4238
ISSN (Electronic)1868-422X

Conference

Conference17th IFIP WG 5.1 International Conference on Product Lifecycle Management
Abbreviated titlePLM 2020
CountrySwitzerland
CityRapperswil
Period05.07.202008.12.2020

Keywords

  • Carbon footprint
  • Data collection
  • Data relevance
  • Powertrain
  • Production phase

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