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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. www.cscr.dgs.ca.gov/cscr/ You are receiving this single arbcombo email because you are a subscriber to or have made a public comment to one or more of the following lists: research, rfp-ifb.