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Bilan Carbone
Name of source Bilan CarboneTM
Provider Agence d l’Environnement et de la Maîtrise de l’Energie (ADEME)
Summary text Emissions factors and their calculation to allow GHG reporting under the Bilan CarboneTM Method
Contact None
Licensing Access to emissions factors is public, using the Bilan Carbone method to calculate emissions requires a licence.
Language(s) French, English
Access – data formats and accessibility
File type HTML (web) access to pdf file
Software needs Adobe Reader
Contents – breadth and depth of datasets
Age 2001-2006
Geography France, Europe
Original Data Source(s) The Bilan CarboneTM Method was developed for ADEME by Jean-Marc Jancovici, from the Manicore Consulting Firm. The development of the “Authorities” Version is supported by the Groupe Caisse d’Epargne.

Both individual industry experts and bibliographical sources have been used for the development of the emissions factors.

CITEPA GHG emission inventories
Other Databases Included Boustead Model
Life cycle stages All life cycle stages
Modeling approach  
Emissions results GWP, separate GHGs for some data points
Number of datasets Ca. 200
Main topics Energy Carriers and Technologies; Transport Services; Materials Production
Other topics Systems; End-of-Life Treatment; Wastes
Data transparency – what metadata is provided for each dataset?
System boundaries Yes
Data Types Process, hybrid
Allocation Methods Yes
Technology Yes
Data year Yes
Original source Yes
Uncertainty Yes
Quality – is information provided on data quality?
Data quality score No
Quality assurance No
Standards compliant ISO 14064; GHG Protocol; Directive No.2003/87/CE