a local branded pure milk productions ; Product transportation

Categories:
Categories:
Unit processes/Transport services/Road
Location:
CD-SC-CN
Reference year: 2017 -
Description

According to the field investigation, light-weight gasoline truck in 2 tonnes of loading capacity is employed to transport the raw milk from the pasture to the processing plant, then to the distribution centre, and their distances are 175 kilometres and 40 kilometres, respectively. Heavy-weight disel truck in 10 tonnes of loading capacity is employed to transport the packaging waste to the municipal landfill, with a distance of 30 kilometres Users should consider only the direct contributions to pure milk production when utilizing this LCA data, focusing specifically on energy and material inputs, as well as carbon emissions during the life cycle stages of raw milk production, dairy processing, product transportation, and packaging waste disposal. The carbon footprint data must be calculated carefully using transportation loads and emissions factors as per IPCC guidelines to ensure accuracy in the impact assessment. It is also advised to contextualize the emissions data within the specific geographic parameters of the Sichuan province area detailed in the description.

Technology

This study only focused on processes that directly contributed to pure milk production, that is, only the effects of energy and material input and carbon emissions, as shown in FigureĀ 1. The system boundary of milk life cycle is thus simplified and divided into four stages, namely, raw milk production, dairy product processing, product transportation and packaging waste disposal.

Process type
Unit
LCI modeling approach
Unknown
Multifunctional modeling
NONE
Format
ILCD
Aggregation type
NOT_APPLICABLE
Data provider
TianGong
Review status
Internal
Cost
Free
Contact
Tiangong LCI Data Working Group