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Carbon Calculations over the Life Cycle of Industrial Activities (CCaLC)
Name of source Carbon Calculations over the Life Cycle of Industrial Activities (CCaLC)
Provider The University of Manchester
Summary text This database contains 5500 carbon footprint data items for materials, energy, transport, packaging and waste. It comprises CCaLC, ILCD and Ecoinvent (with permission of Ecoinvent) databases. The database is an integral element of the CCaLC software tool.
Contact Professor Adisa Azapagic
Licensing None
Language(s) English
Access – data formats and accessibility
File type Excel
Software needs Excel
Contents – breadth and depth of datasets
Age Various
Geography Various
Original Data Source(s) Various (CCaLC, ILCD, Ecoinvent)
Other Databases Included See above
Life cycle stages Cradle-to-Gate and Cradle-to-Grave, depending on the system
Modeling approach  
Emissions results  
Number of datasets 5500
Main topics Materials, energy, transport, packaging, waste
Other topics See above
Data transparency – what metadata is provided for each dataset?
System boundaries Yes
Data Types Process
Allocation Methods Yes (where applicable)
Technology Yes (where applicable)
Data year Yes
Original source Yes
Uncertainty No
Quality – is information provided on data quality?
Data quality score Yes
Quality assurance No
Standards compliant No