“Conveying system” means a device for transporting materials from one piece of equipment or location to another location within a facility. Conveying systems include but are not limited to the following: feeders, belt conveyors, bucket elevators and pneumatic systems.
“Cracking” means the process of breaking down larger molecules into smaller molecules, utilizing catalysts and/or elevated temperatures and pressures.
“Crude oil” means a mixture of hydrocarbons that exists in the liquid phase and that is found in natural underground reservoirs.
“De minimis” means those emissions reported for a source or sources that are calculated using alternative methods selected by the operator, subject to the limits specified in section 95103(a)(6).
“Diesel fuel” means a fuel composed of distillates obtained in petroleum refining operations.
“Direct emissions” means greenhouse gas emissions from sources that are under the operational control of the operator.
“Distillate fuel oil” means a general classification for a petroleum fraction produced in conventional distillation operations. It includes diesel fuels and fuel oils.
“Distributed emissions” means CO2 emissions from fuel combustion at cogeneration facilities distributed between energy stream outputs including thermal energy, electricity generation and potentially other product outputs.
“District heating and cooling” means the distribution of heat or cooling from one or more sources to multiple buildings.
“Electricity generating facility” means generating facility.
“Electricity transaction” means the purchase, sale, import, export or exchange of electric power.
“Emission factor” means a unique value for determining an amount of a greenhouse gas emitted for a given quantity of activity (e.g., metric tonnes of carbon dioxide emitted per barrel of fossil fuel burned).
“Emissions” means the release of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere from sources and processes in a facility.