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Carbon Emissions in the Food Industry

The Industry at a Glance, 1994
(SIC Code: 20)
Total Energy-Related Emissions: 24.4 million metric tons of carbon (MMTC)
     -- Pct. of All Manufacturers: 6.6%
Total First Use of Energy: 1,193 trillion Btu
     -- Pct. of All Manufacturers: 5.5%
Carbon Intensity: 20.44 MMTC per quadrillion Btu

Energy Information Administration, "1994 Manufacturing Energy Consumption Survey" and Emissions of Greenhouse Gases in the United States 1998
Energy-Related Carbon Emissions, 1994
Source of Carbon Carbon Emissions
(million metric tons)
All Energy Sources 24.4
Net Electricity 9.8
Natural Gas 9.1
Coal 4.2
All Other Sources 1.3
Energy Information Administration, "1994 Manufacturing Energy Consumption Survey" and Emissions of Greenhouse Gases in the United States 1998

Energy-Related Carbon Emissions for Selected Food Industries, 1994. The food industry group encompasses a wide variety of industries. The wet corn milling industry emits almost a sixth of the energy-related carbon in the food industry.
Emissions for Selected Food Industries

Energy-Related Carbon Emissions for the Food Industry by Source, 1994. Two sources, natural gas and electricity, each account for roughly 40 percent of the energy-related carbon emissions in the food industry. About one-sixth of the emissions come from the use of coal.
Emissions for the Food Industry by Source

[Energy-Related Carbon Emissions in Manufacturing]

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