Transport Distance

Applies to: Silage Transport

Description:

This indicator refers to the prevention of negative impacts of emissions from transport on human health and the environment. Transport is one of the main sources of air pollution, particularly in cities and urban areas. Key air pollutants emitted from combustion engines in transport include NOx, PM, CO and SOx. Longer transportation distances increase pollutants’ emissions due to higher fuel consumption.

Question:

What is farm-to-plant distance of silage?

Rating:

Less than 10 km

Between 10 and 50 km

More than 50 km

Sources of information:

European Environment Agency (EEA). 2013. EMEP/EEA air pollutant emission inventory guidebook 2013. Technical guidance to prepare national emission inventories. Exhaust emissions from road transport.