CO 2 emissions from forest clear cut in road contruction project

Hyounkyu Lee, Byungil Kim, Hyoungbae Park, Hyoungkwan Kim

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Abstract

Major sources of CO 2 release caused by anthropogenic activities include fossil fuel combustion, cement production, and forest clear cut. The first two sources have been recognized as important in the construction industry; efforts have been made to find the causes of and the solutions to the emissions in the fuel combustion and cement production. However, the third major source-forest clear cut-has not yet received its deserving attention in the construction industry, although it may be one of the most important source of CO 2 release in various infrastructure projects such as road construction. This study presents a methodology to calculate the amount of CO 2 release from forest clear cut in a road construction project. An actual road construction in Korea was used as a case study for quantifying the CO 2 release. First, the forest area was divided to three categories (biomass carbon stocks, carbon stocks in dead organic matters, and carbon stocks in soils) depending on the source of CO 2 emission, as suggested by IPCC (International Panel on Climate Change). Second, for each category, a methodology was derived to estimate the CO 2 emission amount using the gain-loss analysis. Finally, the CO 2 emissions from the forest clear cut were compared to those from the fuel consumption by equipment usage in the same case to understand their relative magnitude in CO 2 emissions. The study results are expected to be used as a basis for development of CO 2 emission reduction strategies in road construction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages1493-1498
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Dec 1
Event28th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, ISARC 2011 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2011 Jun 292011 Jul 2

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Other28th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, ISARC 2011
CountryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period11/6/2911/7/2

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Road construction
Construction industry
Cements
Carbon
Organic carbon
Fossil fuels
Fuel consumption
Climate change
Biological materials
Biomass
Soils

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Building and Construction

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Lee, H., Kim, B., Park, H., & Kim, H. (2011). CO 2 emissions from forest clear cut in road contruction project. 1493-1498. Paper presented at 28th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, ISARC 2011, Seoul, Korea, Republic of.
Lee, Hyounkyu ; Kim, Byungil ; Park, Hyoungbae ; Kim, Hyoungkwan. / CO 2 emissions from forest clear cut in road contruction project. Paper presented at 28th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, ISARC 2011, Seoul, Korea, Republic of.6 p.
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