SOx Emissions Abatement Practices

Applies to: Pellet/Briquettes Plant


This indicator refers to the prevention of negative effects of SOx emissions from fuel combustion. SOx emissions adversely impact human health and the environment (e.g. acidification) and contribute to PM formation. The major health concerns associated with exposure to high concentrations of SOx include effects on respiratory system and aggravation of existing cardiovascular disease. Biomass and natural gas have low sulphur content, while common abatement measures, if necessary, are wet and dry desulphurisation.


Which type of fuel is used for feedstock drying?

Which measures are implemented to abate SOx emissions of the plant?


Biomass, Other RES or Natural gas

Wet desulphurisation

Dry desulphurisation

No measures

Sources of information:

Sjaak van Loo and Jaap Koppejan. 2008. The Handbook of Biomass Combustion and Co-firing. Earthscan, London, UK.

The Centre for Biomass Technology. 1998. Straw for Energy Production. Technology-Environment-Economy.

European Environment Agency (EEA). 2013. EMEP/EEA air pollutant emission inventory guidebook 2013. Technical guidance to prepare national emission inventories. Energy industries and Manufacturing industries and construction.