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arbcombo -- RFP 07-312 Developing a California Inventory for Ozone Depleting Substance (ODS) and Hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) Foam Banks and Emissions from

Posted: 13 Sep 2007 11:16:18
The California Air Resources Board (ARB) announces the release of
Request for Proposals 07-312

The objective of the project will be to quantify the populations
of foams in California by the types of blowing agents utilized
(ODSs, HFCs, hydrocarbons, CO2, others) and a detailed
accounting of the amount of foam stock by product category
(eg, small appliance refrigeration) including both the
associated banks and annual emissions.  Specifically, for each
application, the emissions rates (during foam production,
installation, and lifetime), turnover rates, end-of-life
disposal emissions, sector growth rates, refrigerant
substitution rates, and banks will be generated.  The timescales
associated with emissions from foams (during lifetimes and after
disposal) will be examined, as well as the effect of disposal
method (shredding, landfilling, incineration) on greenhouse gas
(GHG) emissions.  

Mitigation strategies will be examined in terms of costs and
benefits as well as life cycle climate performance (LCCP),
examples of which include the following: emissions reductions
associated with foam production, installation, and lifetimes;
low-global warming potential (GWP) blowing agents and
not-in-kind (NIK) alternatives to high-GWP foam applications;
and end-of-life recovery and thermal destruction of high-GWP
foams.  Emissions scenarios based on business-as-usual (BAU) as
well as those incorporating various control strategies will be
examined in the year 2020 to estimate possible CO2-equivalent
(CO2E) GHG reductions and the associated costs, based on LCCP.

The deliverables of the proposed project include a detailed
bottom-up inventory for high-GWP GHG foam-blowing agents in
California reflecting the existing stock as well as current and
projected emissions for 2020; imports, plus
manufacturing/production/use in California, as well as exports
out of state will be accounted for in the inventory.  The
contractor will be required to propose a methodology for
generating the inventory that could include data gathering from
trade associations as well as surveying the sectors that employ
high-GWP GHG foams in various applications.

Bid Submittal Deadline:  11/7/2007 at 3:00 PM

For additional information please click on the link below and
type 07-312 as the contract number.


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