Transport GHG Emissions

Applies to: CR Transport

Description:

This indicator refers to the minimisation of GHG emissions from the transportation of crop residues. Transport takes place from the place of production (e.g. fields) to the place of utilisation (pellet plant, CHP plant). The majority of GHG emissions from transport are CO2 emissions from fuel combustion. Longer transportation distances increase GHG emissions, therefore reducing benefits of residue utilisation.

Question: What is farm-to-plant distance of crop residues?

Rating:

Less than 10 km

Between 10 and 50 km

More than 50 km

Sources of information:

DG CLIMA. Reducing emissions from transport. http://ec.europa.eu/clima/policies/transport/index_en.htm

EPA. Sources of Greenhouse Gas Emissions – Transportation. http://www3.epa.gov/climatechange/ghgemissions/sources/transportation.html

IPCC/WMO/UNEP. 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories, Vol.2 Energy, Chapter 3 Mobile combustion.