Silage Mode of Transport

Applies to: Silage Transport

Description:

This indicator refers to GHG emissions from silage transportation. Transport takes place from the place of production (agricultural land) to the place of utilisation (biogas plant). The majority of GHG emissions from transport are CO2 emissions from fuel combustion. The indicator considers mode of transport (preferring larger load size) and transportation distance with the aim to reduce related GHG emissions.

Questions:

What is the transportation mode used for transporting silage?

What is farm-to-plant distance of silage?

Rating:

Water

Rail

Heavy duty vehicles

Light duty vehicles

Tractors with transportation distance up to 10 km

Tractors with transportation distance longer than 10 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.