LIPASTO: Transport emission database

Kari Mäkelä, Heidi Auvinen

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    Abstract

    LIPASTO is a calculation system for transport energy consumption and emissions in Finland. The system comprises two separate units, the emission inventory part and the unit emission database part. This article is an introduction to the LIPASTO system, the main focus being on the unit emission database. The database contains energy consumption and emission figures for both passenger and freight transport, expressed as grams per passenger kilometre or tonne kilometre. These types of data are needed, for example, when calculating the carbon footprint of a transport service or when assessing the life cycle emissions of a consumer product. The LIPASTO system has been developed by VTT, and all main results are published on a free website www.lipasto.vtt.fi.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationLife cycle assessment of products and technologies
    Subtitle of host publicationLCA Symposium
    Place of PublicationEspoo
    PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
    Pages134-142
    ISBN (Electronic)978-951-38-7586-2
    ISBN (Print)978-951-38-7585-5
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    MoE publication typeNot Eligible
    EventSymposium on Life Cycle Assessment of Products and Technologies, LCA - Espoo, Finland
    Duration: 6 Oct 20096 Oct 2009

    Publication series

    SeriesVTT Symposium
    Number262
    ISSN0357-9387

    Conference

    ConferenceSymposium on Life Cycle Assessment of Products and Technologies, LCA
    CountryFinland
    CityEspoo
    Period6/10/096/10/09

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    Mäkelä, K., & Auvinen, H. (2009). LIPASTO: Transport emission database. In Life cycle assessment of products and technologies: LCA Symposium (pp. 134-142). VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. VTT Symposium, No. 262