Manufacture of other inorganic basic chemicals - Manufacture of carbon black

NACE Macro-Sector: C - Manufacturing

Level 2: C20

Level 3: C20.1

Level 4: C20.1.3

• Manufacture of carbon black • Manufacture of disodium carbonate (soda ash) • Manufacture of chlorine CPA codes: • Carbon black: • Disodium carbonate (soda ash): • Chlorine:

Climate Change Mitigation

Metric and threshold:

Manufacturing of carbon black and soda ash are eligible if the GHG emissions (calculated according to the methodology used for EU-ETS benchmarks) associated to the production processes are lower than the values of the related EU-ETS benchmarks. 

As of February 2020, the EU-ETS benchmarks values are: 

• For carbon black: 1.954 tCO2e/t 
• For soda ash: 0.843 tCO2e/t 

Manufacturing of chlorine is eligible if the two following thresholds are met: 

• Electricity use for chlorine manufacturing is at or lower than 2.45 MWh/t Chlorine (includes both electrolysis and chlorine treatment, threshold subject to periodical update) 
• Average carbon intensity of the electricity that is used for chlorine manufacturing is at or below 100 gCO2e/kWh (Taxonomy threshold for electricity production, subject to periodical update)

Climate Change Adaptation

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