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2.I - Wood Processing

Category Code Method AD EF
2.I T1 NS CS
Key Category SO₂ NOₓ NH₃ NMVOC CO BC Pb Hg Cd Diox PAH HCB TSP PM₁₀ PM₂ ₅
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T = key source by Trend L = key source by Level

D Default
RA Reference Approach
T1 Tier 1 / Simple Methodology *
T2 Tier 2*
T3 Tier 3 / Detailed Methodology *
CS Country Specific
M Model
* as described in the EMEP/CORINAIR Emission Inventory Guidebook - 2007, in the group specific chapters.
AD - Data Source for Activity Data
NS National Statistics
RS Regional Statistics
IS International Statistics
PS Plant Specific data
AS Associations, business organisations
Q specific questionnaires, surveys
EF - Emission Factors
D Default (EMEP Guidebook)
C Confidential
CS Country Specific
PS Plant Specific data

This industrial sector essentially includes the production of chipboards. It's of minor meaning with view on emissions.

Chipboards is made from wood chips with added binders under the influence of pressure and heat. The main source of NMVOC emissions are the wood chips used, from which NMVOCs are emitted during drying due to the effect of heat. NMVOC can also be emitted from the wood and the binder during the pressing process. Chipboards are produced in about 20 plants in Germany. The chipboard industry is dominated by larger companies.

Activity data

The activity data are taken from the national statistics 1), but must be converted from volume to mass data for further use.

Year 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
produktion in million Tonnes 4.446 4.402 4.56 4.703 4.322 4.489

Emissions factors

The emission factors of 0.9 kg/t for NMVOC and 0.3 kg/t for PM were estimated on the basis of expert judgements.

1) Federal Statistical Office, reporting numbers until 2018: 1621 13 131; 1621 13 133; 1621 13 163; 1621 13 500, reporting numbers from 2019: 162112001, 162112002, 162112003, 162113160, 162114190, 162114500, converted and summarised in tonnes