The Accelerator Program has also made it possible to calculate an emission factor where Bühler technology is not being used. This enables the program to scale up the emission metrics throughout the whole value chain to give a sector or industry calculation. For example, the global average emission factor for wheat production is 700 kilograms of CO2 equivalent (CO2e) for every metric ton of wheat. It also means that emissions can be broken down into geographical regions.
To properly assess progress towards achieving its target of cutting energy, waste and water by half, the CO2 Accelerator Program is able to calculate emissions linked to the raw materials being processed on its technologies and services. Only by producing this sort of comprehensive data is it possible to not only compare metrics throughout the value chain but also between industries.
To track progress towards meeting the 50/50/50 goals, the CO2 Accelerator Program is able to calculate CO2 reduction in terms of the technology used by the customer, the emissions generated by the customer’s plant and the emissions embedded within the customer’s value chain.