Morten Winther

Fuel consumption and emissions from navigation in Denmark from 1990-2005 - and projections from 2006-2030

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This report documents the fuel consumption and emission inventory for navigation (national sea transport, fisheries and international sea transport) in Denmark, for the historical period 1990-2005 and the forecast period 2006-2030. The inventory follows the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention of Climate Changes), and the UNECE CLRTAP (United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Convention of Long Range Transboundary Air Pollutants) convention rules. The emission components considered are SO2, NOX, VOC (NMVOC and CH4) CO, CO2, N2O and particulates (TSP, PM10 and PM2.5). International sea transport is the most dominant source of emissions from navigation. For national sea transport, a new time series of fuel consumption has been calculated which is considered as much more accurate than fuel sales data reported by the Danish Energy Authority (DEA). The introduction of engine age dependent fuel consumption and emission factors has improved the accuracy of the inventory time series results considerably. Results show a need for more strict fuel quality and NOx emission standards for navigation in the future, in order to gain emission improvements in line with those achieved for other mobile sources.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherDanmarks Miljøundersøgelser, Aarhus Universitet
Number of pages109
ISBN (Electronic)978-87-7073-022-8
Publication statusPublished - 2008
SeriesNERI Technical Report

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