Energy consumption and carbon footprint analysis of cotton yarn production - Projects
Updated : October 2020
This research paper performs a life cycle assessment of carbon yarn production to analyse the overall energy consumption and carbon footprint. It carries out energy and emissions analysis of cotton farming, ginning, spinning, and packing and discusses its results in detail.
The study was conducted, according to the International Standards Organisation (ISO) 14040 series of standards for life cycle assessment. It involved detalied literature study to collect relevant data from government databases and other international sources.
The analysis revealed that the sustainability of the farming phase can be improved by using modern better management practices such as drip irrigation and the use of organic farming to reduce the overall impact and manufacturers need to focus on spinning in order to reduce overall emissions from cotton yarn production.