Estimating cement process emissions through an industry’s dataset has more often if not always been majorly based on strong assumptions. India being the second largest producer of cement across the globe next only to China, lags in providing accurate estimates of its official time-series to UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change).
Present study has been undertaken to lay out a deterministic approach for calculation of carbon footprint for any Indian Cement Plant using the customized design methodology. Modelling of which is done by referring to and prioritizing various companies’ official data, emission factors, and cement protocols. The framework aligns itself to Greenhouse Gas Protocol and Cement Sector Emissions Calculation Tool: Indian Version 1.0 (July 2005) and CO2 Accounting and Reporting Standard for the Cement Industry, The Cement CO2 Protocol, Version 2.0 (Cement Sustainability Initiative, June 2005). It aims to provide a more reliable source for estimation of greenhouse gas - CO2 emissions in any cement processing plant of India.