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2.I - Wood Processing
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.
The activity data are taken from the national statistics 1), but must be converted from volume to mass data for further use.
Table 1: Produced amounts, in 106 metric tonnes [t]
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.
With activity data and emission factors remaining unrevised, no recalculations were carried out compared to Submission 2022.