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dc.contributor.authorSchwarz, Mary
dc.contributor.authorBonhotal, Jean
dc.identifier.citationTaylor and Francis onlineen_US
dc.description.abstractCornell University Farm Services collects recyclable organics from various locations around the University including the dining halls and other food service establishments, the veterinary hospital, satellite dairy cattle, horse and chicken farms, cropping operations, and greenhouses. In 2013, they diverted approximately 6714 metric tons of organic residuals to the compost facility. A questionnaire was developed to get information from the facility in order to calculate greenhouse gas emissions for each step in this process including savings from carbon sequestration through compost use. It was found that in 2013, Cornell’s compost facility emitted 104.6 metric tons carbon equivalent (MTCE) and saved 201.4 MTCE through compost use for a total carbon footprint savings of 96.7 MTCE/year (carbon negative). This equates to 0.0154 MTCE/tonne feedstock emitted and 0.03 MTCE saved through compost use for a total carbon footprint savings of 0.0146 MTCE/tonne fresh matter. These values are specific to this facility, but the questionnaire and calculations can be used by compost facilities to calculate the carbon footprint of composting.en_US
dc.publisherMay 22, 2018en_US
dc.subjectcarbon footprinten_US
dc.subjectcompost facilityen_US
dc.titleCarbon Footprint of a University Compost Facility: Case Study of Cornell Farm Servicesen_US

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