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olimpiafontana17 Oct 04, 2017 11:56 AM
how much CO2 is produced by 1 litre of patrol?
thank you
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EEA Oct 10, 2017 01:53 PM

Below is the link to the 2006 IPCC Guidelines, providing methodology and emission factors.


The emission factors in the Guidelines are in kg CO2/TJ. A litre of petrol will have different densities and calorific values depending on the type of the refined product.

The IPCC Guidelines can be complemented by the IPCC EF database, but not everything that might be needed is included here.


Kind regards,
anros Oct 18, 2017 12:35 PM
If you burn a litre of diesel this will produce 2.6391 kgs of carbon dioxide. Petrol has a lower carbon content and so produces 2.3035 kgs of CO2. The precise figures depend on the quality of the fuel. Since fuel weighs less than a kilogram per litre, it is interesting to see how the weight of emissions is multiplied by the addition of oxygen.
Kind regards,Viola http://jonsguide.org