Analysis of greenhouse gas emissions of pasta production

Document Type : Research Paper


1 University of Tehran

2 Department of Research and Development of Zar Industrial and Research Group


The goal of this study was to analysis the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of pasta production. Data for this study was collected from durum wheat farms of three provinces of Iran. Data of soil properties, transportation and pasta factory stages were collected and analyzed, using SimaPro software, Ecoinvent data base and Global Warming Potential (GWP) 100 years method. EPIC model was used to calculate GHG emissions of land use change. Results of this study showed the average greenhouse a gas emission of one kg of pasta was 2.64 kg CO2-eq. Among different sources of emissions, land use change and fuel consumption for agricultural operation were the main contributors to total GWP of pasta production.


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