2.L - Other Production, Consumption, Storage, Transportation or Handling of Bulk Products

Short description

Within the NFR tables, category 2.L is displayed to include emissions from “other production, consumption, storage, transportation or handling of bulk products”. Here, Germany reports particulate matter (PM) emissions from both the handling (loading and unloading) of bulk goods as well as diffuse PM emissions from industrial establishments.

Therefore, in the understanding of the inventory compiler, respective emissions from storage, handling and transport of mineral, chemical and metal products (NFRs 2.A.5.b, 2.B.10.b und 2.C.7.d) are included here.

Even though these emissions are reported as a sum under NFR 2.L, this report provides seperate specific information regarding emission from the handling of bulk products (2.L(a)) and from industrial establishments (2.L(b)). For these detailed information, please refer to the sub-chapters linked above.

Category Code Method AD EF
2.L(a) Handling of bulk products T1 NS CS
2.L(b) Diffuse emissions from industrial establishments T1 NS CS
Key Category: - - - - L/- L/T L/T - - - - - - - -

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T = key source by Trend L = key source by Level

D Default
T1 Tier 1 / Simple Methodology *
T2 Tier 2*
T3 Tier 3 / Detailed Methodology *
CS Country Specific
M Model
* as described in the EMEP/EEA Emission Inventory Guidebook - 2019, 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 (or surveys)
M Model / Modelled
C Confidential
EF - Emission Factors
D Default (EMEP Guidebook)
C Confidential
CS Country Specific
PS Plant Specific data
M Model / Modelled


For specific information on applied methods, activity data and emission factors please refer to the sub-chapters linked above.

Table: Outcome of Key Category Analysis

for: TSP PM10 PM2.5
by: L/T L/- L/-

In general, diffuse particulate matter emissions depend strongly on the amounts of dry bulk goods handled and transported. In addition, due to efforts to prevent such particle emissions, the time series of the emission factors applied for all three fractions of particulate matter show a falling trend.

 Annual particulate matter emissions  Annual PM2.5emissions  Annual PM10 emissions  Annual TSP emissions


With activity data and emission factors remaining unrevised, no recalculations were carried out compared to Submission 2022.

Planned improvements

For improvements planned for NFR sub-categories 2.L(a) and 2.L(b) please refer to the corresponding sub-chapters linked above.