Over 7000 carbon emission factors for food at your fingertips
Carbonostics comes pre-loaded with a database containing over 7000 carbon emission factors for food ingredients and processes as well as comprehensive data on packaging, transport, storage, and consumer use.
Carbonostics provides the only robust and comprehensive database on the carbon impacts of food ingredients and processes. To view a live link to our data sources, click here.
Committed to breadth and complete transparency
The science team at Carbonostics has aggregated the best available public and private data in complete transparency. For each emission factor, the database provides a link to the source that includes information on methodology as well as a detailed ranking and comment on each factor.
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In the database, each emission factor is linked to the source that includes a description its methodology and includes detailed ranking and comments on each factor.
We are committed to the breadth and transparency of the data that we provide.
Our data is sourced from globally recognized organizations such as Ecoinvent, CLM, CleanMetrics and ESU-Services among others. Read more about our data partners below.
To view a live feed of our data sources, please click here.
“The Carbonostics database is comprehensive and completely transparent. With just one click, I can see the direct source and the methodology used for each carbon emission factor or nutritional value. It is reassuring, as a sustainability consultant running LCAs, to know that the data that I am using is precise and credible.”
Dominique Vivé, President, Ecopulse
Carbonostics users have the option to input primary data for any part of the product lifecycle. It is advised to input previously collected primary data if it is readily available. Perhaps your plastics supplier has run an analysis, or your sugar supplier participated in a government study, for example. There is no need to spend time collecting primary data to run a valid Carbonostics analysis. Secondary data is typically sufficient to pinpoint hotspots.
Your primary data remains private and confidential. No data will be made public to unless you have specifically authorized its publication in the Carbonostics database.
ESU-Services - Carbonostics has partnered with the respected Swiss consultancy and data provider ESU. A significant portion of the food and agricultural data in the Carbonostics Database is sourced from ESU.
Ecoinvent - The Swiss-based data center is known for the accuracy and transparency of its data. The Carbonostics Database is continually updated with all new emission factors released by Ecoinvent.
CLM Research and Advice - Part of the Carbonostics data is sourced from our data partner, CLM Research and Advice, a Dutch agricultural research institute. CLM works for governments, NGOs and businesses on sustainable rural areas and food production. The data compiled by CLM comes from public sources, scientific studies, private information from companies and CLM’s own calculations.
CleanMetrics - Some records in the Carbonostics database were custom built by CleanMetrics, a US-based consultancy. CleanMetrics data is collected from public sources such as government and university studies.
Each time the Carbonostics database is updated and expanded to include new categories, users receive an alert. If you have run an analysis using data that is updated, users may choose to create a new scenario using the new data to determine if and how it affects your lifecycle results.