Soybean

🇹🇼 Taiwan

0.38kg CO2e/kg

Footprint at farm

What is "kg CO2e"?

Counting in "kg CO2e" is a standard way to combine emissions of different greenhouse gases into a single climate footprint number.
We combine emissions from greenhouse gases such as nitrous oxide, carbon dioxide and methane into "kg CO2e", by thinking:
"How many kilograms of carbon dioxide would it take to get the same global warming effect?"

What is included in this footprint?

CO2 (carbon dioxide)
N2O (nitrous oxide)

Total footprint

0.38
kg CO2e/kg

Fertilizer production

0.03
kg CO2e/kg
Energy usage and gases created when producing synthetic fertilizers.

Field bacteria (Direct N2O emissions)

0.09
kg CO2e/kg
Fertilizers & crop residues get digested by bacteria in the farm soil, producing N2O.

Off-field bacteria (Indirect N2O emissions)

0.02
kg CO2e/kg
N2O created when bacteria digest fertilizers & crop residues that has left the farm land.

Farming on drained wetlands (Organic soils)

0
kg CO2e/kg
Draining wetlands such as swamps cause enormous emissions over multiple decades.

Deforestation

0
kg CO2e/kg
Standing forests bind large amounts of carbon, a large part of which is emitted as CO2 when forests are cut down to make room for cropland.

Limestone & Urea

0 -0.01
kg CO2e/kg
Limestone decreases soil acidity. Urea is a fertilizer. Both contain CO2 that is released when they are used.

Pesticide production

0.05
kg CO2e/kg
Energy used when producing chemicals for killing unwanted bugs, weeds and similar.

Farm machinery

0.09
kg CO2e/kg
Energy powering machines used for things like fertilizer application and harvesting.

Irrigation

0.03
kg CO2e/kg
Energy used (diesel or electricity) to pump water for irrigation.

Drying

0.07
kg CO2e/kg
Energy used to heat air for farm-drying certain crops.
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