Metrology to underpin future regulation of industrial emissions

Short Name: IMPRESS, Project Number: ENV60
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Emissions from industry: Supporting future regulation to reduce industrial pollution and its climate impact

The cost of air pollution from the 10,000 largest polluting facilities in Europe is around 150 € billion per year.The European Climate Change Programme is targeting an 80-95 % reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 compared with 1990 levels, but currently Europe is not on track to meet this target. This means that more stringent industrial emission limits are needed, along with new measurements to enable the required increased monitoring and enforcement.

This project developed measurement and monitoring technologies for industrial emissions, methods and guidance to support industry, regulators and standardisation committees. Issues such as traceable stack emission measurements and the challenges of lower emission limit values were addressed. The results have helped to removed many of the current obstacles in the way of emissions reporting and to control emissions within the framework of tighter regulation.

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