• Client: European Environment Agency (EEA)
  • Implementation period: 2016 - 2016 (Ongoing)
  • Geographic coverage: European Union

How can the methodology to report on annual emissions caused by solvents and non-ferrous metals be improved?

The project aims to gather the latest available information on emission inventory methodologies with regard to solvents and non-ferrous metals in the EMEP/EEA Guidebook in order to update the methodologies in the Guidebook. Throughout the four months that the project will last, these chapters will be reviewed in full, including source descriptions, technologies and abatement options, emission estimation methodologies and emission factors.

A mix-method approach is used, consisting of desk research (literature review, review of information made available from industry and the revised ‘Best available techniques REFerence document –BREF’) and a workshop with stakeholders i.e. the industry representatives from the European Solvents Industry Group -ESIG- and representatives from national inventory teams in selected countries.