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Carbon Calculator Methodology

The estimates for CO2 emissions are calculated per the formulas below:

Calculating Tons of CO2 via Rail

  • Rail Ton Miles = (Total Freight Weight) x (Distance in Miles)
  • Rail Diesel Consumption = (Rail Ton Miles) / (470)
  • Tons of CO2 Emissions via Railcar = [(Gallons Consumed) x (22.384) / (2000)]

Calculating Tons of CO2 via Truck

  • Truck Mileage = (Trucks Needed) x (Distance in Miles)
  • Truck Fuel Consumption = (Truck Mileage) / (6.0)
  • Tons of CO2 Emissions via Truck = [(Truck Fuel Consumption) x (22.384) / (2000)]

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