Cradle-to-gate

Cradle-to-gate

Analysis of a partial product life cycle from manufacturer to the factory gate (before the product is transported to the consumer). The use and disposal phase of the product is omitted. Cradle-to-gate assessments are usually the basis for environmental product declarations in the products most people purchase for their homes.
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This article shows greenhouse gas emission savings for a range of wood products by comparing (1) net wood product carbon emissions from forest cradle--to--mill output gate minus carbon storage over product use life with (2) cradle-to-gate carbon emissions for substitute nonwood products.
Reverdia's low pH yeast fermentation process has best-in-class carbon performance as demonstrated by the published cradle-to-gate LCA by the University of Utrecht.
org/sustainability/ EPD program, the report offers a cradle-to-gate Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) for ready mixed concrete and industry average EPD based on data from NRMCA members who have issued plant-specific or company-wide declarations for individual mix designs, or a range of mixes.
The LFT composites DSM is co-developing with PlastiComp-which include compounds reinforced with glass fibre as well as carbon fibre-have a much improved Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) score, thanks to the carbon neutral cradle-to-gate footprint of the EcoPaXX polymer.
Recycled polyester is used in several new products, a process that has reduced our cradle-to-gate environmental impact by 10%
Independent researchers Intertek Expert Services and Renewable Choice Energy have verified that Octal'S DPET uses 65 per cent less purchased electricity and 28 per cent less on-site thermal energy with 18 per cent lower global warming potential and a 30 per cent lower cradle-to-gate environmental footprint compared to conventional APET.
The footprint tool considers a cradle-to-gate approach, from raw material sourcing to product manufacturing, providing significant assistance to its customers in calculating the carbon footprint of their projects.
Life cycle assessment calculations of Arnitel Eco are said to show a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, cradle-to-gate, of up to 50 per cent over oil-based thermoplastic copolyesters.
By 2015 our ambition is that eco-premium products--those with a higher eco-efficiency than main competitive products--will make up 30 percent of sales and that our cradle-to-gate carbon footprint will be reduced by 10 percent.
Data from the life cycle assessment show the cradle-to-gate (raw material extraction and transportation, and manufacturing) CO2 emissions for a single CalStar brick to be 0.
A cradle-to-gate approach was adopted, which means that the label will cover the entire power consumption for all product components, from the extraction of the raw materials all the way to the product leaving the factory gate.
The present cradle-to-gate life-cycle analysis (LCA) focuses exclusively on a glued-laminated wood product (glulam) produced from North American boreal forests located in the province of Quebec, Canada.