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1 Forest Products Industry Calculation Tools Reid Miner, Brad Upton, Jim Palumbo, NCASI Member Associations of ICFPA

2 Greenhouse gas emissions - Pulp and paper mills - Sponsored by ICFPA Version 1.0 released 2001 Version 1.1 released 2005 Includes report and Excel ® spreadsheet Accepted for use under WRI/WBCSD GHG Protocol

3 Greenhouse gas emission tools - Pulp and paper mills - Coverage –Fossil fuel combustion - stationary & mobile sources –CH 4 and N 2 O from biomass combustion –Process-related emissions –CH 4 from landfills and anaerobic wastewater treatment –Indirect emissions from purchased power –Special topics Reporting CO 2 releases from biomass combustion Kraft mill lime kilns CHP emissions allocation Power and steam exports Other inventory issues (e.g. boundaries, materiality) covered by specific programs

4 Greenhouse gas emissions - Wood product manufacturing - Sponsored by ICFPA Version 1.0 released 2005 Includes report and Excel ® spreadsheet Accepted for use under WRI/WBCSD GHG Protocol

5 Greenhouse gas emission tools - Wood product manufacturing - Coverage –Fossil fuel combustion, stationary & mobile sources –CH 4 and N 2 O from biomass combustion –CH 4 from landfills and anaerobic wastewater treatment –Indirect emissions from purchased power –Special topics Reporting CO 2 releases from biomass combustion CHP emissions allocation Power and steam exports Other inventory issues (e.g. boundaries, materiality) covered by specific accounting programs

6 Acceptance of the ICFPA/NCASI greenhouse gas emissions tools Official uses –Accepted under WRI/WBCSD GHG Protocol –Resource in developing EU ETS guidelines –Resource in developing Canadian requirements ICFPA/NCASI tools, or systems based on them, are used extensively in the industry –3/4 of North American production, including essentially all mills in Canada –Global use

7 Carbon sequestration tool - carbon in products-in-use - Sponsored by ICFPA First draft released late 2004 Revised draft released Nov Includes report and spreadsheet with user-friendly interface Submitted to WRI and WBCSD for review

8 Why include carbon in products? Sequestration in products is an important part of the industry’s global carbon profile Direct emissions ~ 72 million tonnes C eq. per year Annual growth in carbon stored in products in use ~ 40 million tonnes C per year * * Estimate from IPCC Harvested Wood Products Experts Technical Report

9 The 100-year method Calculates tonnes of C in current production that will remain sequestered for 100 years Fraction of product remaining in use Wood in single family home Copy paper Time 100 years Multiply these fractions by the amounts of carbon in the respective products manufactured in a given year.

10 Time in use Primary products (IPCC 2005 default guidance) Half Life in Use (years) Sawnwood35 Structural panels30 Nonstructural panels20 Paper2 Final products in commerce (Skog and Nicholson) Half Life in Use (years) Single-family homes100 Multifamily homes70 Residential Upkeep50 Mobile homes20 Nonresidential construction67 Pallets6 Manufacturing12 Furniture30 Railroad ties30 Paper (free sheet)6 Paper (all others)1

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15 My inventory OSB Production for 2004

16 All data, conversion factors, assumptions, etc. documented in the underlying spreadsheet

17 ICFPA/NCASI product carbon sequestration calculation tool A corporate inventory tool for estimating carbon sequestration in products Report and spreadsheet available on NCASI web site Follow navigation menus to; programs/climate change/carbon in forest products

18 Tools for corporate accounting of forest carbon sequestration Industrial forests not normally managed to accumulate carbon But for interested companies, there are options – For instance… –IPCC national inventory methods –WRI/WBCSD GHG Protocol Project Standard –Specific program guidance Canadian Carbon Budget Model of the Canadian Forest Sector (CBMCFS3) U.S., Carbon On-Line Estimator (COLE)

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21 Optimizing forest management for carbon and other objectives Tools are needed to help optimize forest management across multiple objectives –Saw timber and pulp wood output –Target age class distribution –Clear cut and adjacency constraints –Wildlife habitat and corridors –Conservation and sensitive area set-asides –Carbon Habplan – Software for Spatial Forest Harvest Scheduling

22 Habplan Descriptive data and management constraints entered for each polygon Much of the information can be directly uploaded from common forest management software programs Management objectives (targets) are weighted by user

23 Clear cut size constraints and “green up” requirements Other environmental constraints entered in polygon data sets, e.g. corridors special habitat Target forest output Actual forest output Actual Target Actual~ Target Age class distribution Carbon accumulation

24 Other tools for value chain and substitution effects TimberCAM

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27 Summary Variety of tools available for corporate inventories A number of these have been accepted by the industry globally, working under the auspices of ICFPA –ICFPA/NCASI Corporate inventory tools for greenhouse gas emissions related to pulp, paper, and wood product manufacturing –ICFPA/NCASI Corporate inventory tools for carbon stored in products in use Tools for corporate inventory accounting of forest carbon –Carbon Budget Model of the Canadian Forest Sector (CBMCFS3) –C.O.L.E. (U.S. based, USFS data driven) –Habplan (allows companies to optimize harvest scheduling considering forest carbon values and other forest outputs and values) Tools also available for value chain accounting using methods less suited to corporate inventory accounting –TimberCAM

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