Dust Emissions from Storage II Facility

Applies to: Storage II


This indicator refers to the prevention of negative impacts of dust emissions on human health. The indicator considers storage type (open or closed), distance of the storage to residential areas and abatement measures implemented. Measures that prevent dust emissions from the storage include water mist dispersion systems, feedstock covering etc.


What is the distance from the storage area to nearest residential area?

What is the type of storage facility?

Which measures are implemented that effectively abate dust emissions?

Are air emission practices in line with the relevant regulations and permit?


Closed storage

Storage located at least 400 m from the nearest residential area

Open storage with the implementation of abatement measures

Open storage

Air emission practices not in line with the regulations or permit

Sources of information:

Lindberg J.P. and J. Tana. 2012. Best Available Techniques (BAT) in solid biomass fuel processing, handling, storage and production of pellets from biomass. TemaNord 2012:550.

Sk√łtt T. 2011. Straw to Energy. Status, Technologies and Innovation in Denmark 2011. Agro Business Park A/S, Tjele. Danish Technological Institute for Renewable Energy and Transport. 2007. Production of big straw bales, straw pellets, transport and storing for power plants and CHP plants.