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Transportation choices for traveling to SAP TechEd 2008

Forum Thread: Berlin SAP TechEd - commute?

 

Distance (km)

Car - CO2

Train - CO2

Plane - CO2

Munich

576 (one way)

110 kg

36 kg

65 kg

Frankfurt

539

110 kg

36 kg

65 kg

Cologne

565

110 kg

36 kg

65 kg

( Travel distances obtained from http://maps.google.com )

Car

Formula for CO2 emissions from gasoline engines from http://www.epa.gov/OTAQ/climate/420f05001.htm :

CO2 emissions from a gallon of gasoline = 2,421 grams x 0.99 x (44/12) = 8,788 grams = 8.8 kg/gallon = 19.4 pounds/gallon

Rounding up distances to 600 km; Car getting 48 km (30 miles) per gallon would use 12.5 gallons. => 110kg CO2

Train

Data derived from http://www.transportdirect.info/Web2/Downloads/TransportDirectCO2Data.pdf via http://www.transportdirect.info/Web2/staticnoprint.aspx?id=_web2_help_helpcarbon

Assuming 600 km,  0.0602 kg CO2 per passenger km = 36 kg.

Plane

Data obtained from http://www.cheap-parking.net/flight-carbon-emissions.php
FRA to TXL
CO2 per passenger: 143 Lbs / 65 kg
Distance: 269 miles / 434 km

Notes

Plane travel distance is shorter - they get to travel in straight lines, generally, but not always.

Air travel does not include travel impacts from the airport to your "final destination."

Car travel CO2 emissions are per vehicle. Extra people don't change fuel efficiencies dramatically; 2 passengers would be 55 kg each, 3 passengers around 37 kg, and 4 passengers around 28 kg.

Car Pool / Ride Sharing

Idea taken from
http://netsquared.wikispaces.com/

DATE / TIME

CITY or AIRPORT

NAME

user at email dot tld / SDN Profile link

12-Oct-2008 Morning?

Frankfurt (question)

Jim Spath

Jim Spath