2.I - Wood Processing

Category Code Method AD EF
2.I T1 NS CS

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Method(s) applied
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 category chapters.
(source for) Activity Data
NS National Statistics
RS Regional Statistics
IS International Statistics
PS Plant Specific
As Associations, business organisations
Q specific Questionnaires (or surveys)
M Model / Modelled
C Confidential
(source for) Emission Factors
D Default (EMEP Guidebook)
CS Country Specific
PS Plant Specific
M Model / Modelled
C Confidential

NOx NMVOC SO2 NH3 PM2.5 PM10 TSP BC CO Heavy Metals POPs
NA -/- NA NA -/- -/- -/- NE IE NA NA

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L/- key source by Level only
-/T key source by Trend only
L/T key source by both Level and Trend
-/- no key source for this pollutant
IE emission of specific pollutant Included Elsewhere (i.e. in another category)
NE emission of specific pollutant Not Estimated (yet)
NA specific pollutant not emitted from this source or activity = Not Applicable

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.

Table 1: Produced amounts, in 106 metric tonnes [t]

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
4.446 4.402 4.56 4.703 4.322 4.489 4.431 4.776 4.366

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.


With activity data and emission factors remaining unrevised, no recalculations were carried out compared to the previous submission.

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