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Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program (GHGRP)

GHGRP 2016: Minerals

pile of rocks iconThe minerals sector consists of cement production, glass production, lime manufacturing, soda ash manufacturing, and any other mineral production facility operating under NAICS codes beginning with 327 (Non-metallic Mineral Product Manufacturing). Facilities under this sector transform mined or quarried non-metallic minerals — such as sand, gravel, stone, clay, and refractory materials — into products for intermediate or final consumption. Glass, cement, soda ash and lime facilities report both process emissions from the calcination of carbonate-based raw materials and GHG emissions from stationary fuel combustion sources. All other mineral production facilities report only GHG emissions from stationary fuel combustion sources. A small number of facilities in this sector collect CO2 either for use in their other production processes (e.g., sugar refining), to transfer to other users, or to sequester or otherwise inject underground. This sector includes the CO2 emissions reported for those processes.

Minerals Sector — Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reported to the GHGRP
(all emissions values presented in million metric tons CO2e)
  2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Number of facilities: 367 369 378 381 380 370
Total emissions (CO2e): 103.2 107.5 111.5 116.6 115.7 109.9
Emissions by greenhouse gas (CO2e)
• Carbon dioxide (CO2): 102.9 107.2 111.2 116.2 115.4 109.6
• Methane (CH4): 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
• Nitrous oxide (N2O): 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2

CO2 emissions from the combustion of biomass are NOT included in emissions totals provided above.

Number of reporters and 2016 emissions (CO2e) per minerals industry subsector
Industry Sector 2016 Number of Reporters 2016 Emissions (million metric tons CO2e per year)
Cement Production 95 65.7
Lime Production 75 27.7
Glass Production 102 8.1
Soda Ash Manufacturing 3 3.8
Other Minerals 97 4.8

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