Honest MATSURI Diary 1: First of all, I think I'll try using something called GREET.

Hello. Honestly, I'm Sally, a new staff member at MATSURI. Although Sally is good at biology, she is still an amateur when it comes to assessing environmental impact and related activities. Therefore, in order to learn more, I would like to first get my hands on the company's environmental impact report and put it into action. Learning starts with "imitating" or "copying", right?

I read the material from the MATSURI study group [1] titled "About CO2 emissions estimation using GREET MODEL" dated February 24, 2022. In this process, we used software called GREET [2] to evaluate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from algae production. Perhaps this software can be used to calculate the current state of GHG emissions, such as ``This work is generating a lot of GHG emissions,'' or the effects of actions, such as ``Reducing the power consumption of this work by 50% will have such an effect!'' Maybe you can understand it by changing the settings? So, first of all, let's actually try out this software!

So, let's first install it on Sally's PC!

Well, what do you mean? Even though I am following the instructions in the manual, an error occurs.

Looking back, my life has always been full of failures. If you just say, ``Let's just give it a try!'' and start with something, it won't work. I can't even run a single piece of software...

no one loves you

After that, I was able to run the GREET software without any problems after some trial and error on where to save the files that came with the software. Okay! Let's start learning by actually using the software!

Next time we look forward to!


[1] The MATSURI study meeting is a closed study meeting for MATSURI partners that was held once a month until 2022. From FY2023, this will change to pre-study committees (subcommittees) for each field.

[2] GREET is a model for calculating fuel GHG emissions compiled by the Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) of the US Department of Energy. GREET model stands for Greenhouse gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy use in Transportation model. You can download the software from the following site. https://greet.anl.gov/index.php?content=greetdotnet


written by: Sally

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