Expert Panel on Combustion and Industry Documents

Information from ESIG solvent emission inventories

For the estimation of NMVOC emissions from solvent use, activity data have been made available by the European Solvents Industry Group for the EU-27 Member States and for specific years. Below is a link where all the data can be downloaded. For guidance on the use of these data, please see the Tier 2a method included in the EMEP EEA Guidebook chapter 2.D.3.a on Domestic Solvent Use.

All the data 

Updated guidance for emissions from combustion of refinery fuel gas and residual fuel oil

In June 2016 CONCAWE has published a new report on the combustion of refinery fuel gas and residual fuel oil. This report provides emission factors (EFs) for nine metals (arsenic, cadmium, chromium, copper, lead, mercury, nickel, selenium and zinc) emitted to atmosphere during the combustion of refinery fuel gas in boilers and furnaces. It also provides a factor for nickel emissions from the combustion of refinery residual fuel oil. These factors are considered to provide more representative average emission estimates than those provided in the reference commonly used for these factors (API Publication 348) as substantially more data have been used in their derivation.

The report was unfortunately not availalbe in time for the 2016 update of the EMEP/EEA Guidebook, but will be considered for the next update. In the meantime, inventory compilers are encouraged to consider this updated information for the improvement of their inventories.

Link to the report:

Solvent emission inventories (May 2013)

During the 2013 TFEIP meeting, the solvent industry (ESIG) announced the availability of VOC solvent emission inventories for EU27 Member States. The position paper in which these are described can be downloaded here. The data for individual Member States can be obtained, for instance for clarification and/or comparison to national data, by contacting Jeroen Kuenen, co-chair of the Expert Panel.

May 2011

During the Expert Panel meeting in Stockholm on 2 May 2011, 3 revised Guidebook chapters were discussed. It was decided to provide a review period for experts to comment on these revised chapters which ended 19 June 2011. No comments were received other than approval of the revised chapters, therefore the Expert Panel leaders consider these chapters as approved by the Expert Panel.

The revised chapters are available for download here (see below). If you have any queries regarding these chapters, please provide them by email to Jeroen Kuenen.



Newsletter December 2010

As for the TFEIP as a whole, the Combustion & Industry Expert Panel has made its own newsletter to inform the Expert Panel Members about what is going on in the Expert Panel. Along with the distribution of our newsletter, we have started some discussion topics in the forum on this website, aiming to start discussions on improvements we are currently trying to make to the Guidebook. This forum is also an excellent way for all of you to share your thoughts, ideas, issues or problems with the whole TFEIP community. You may for instance post references to methodologies you would like the Expert Panels to review, errors or problems in the Guidebook you came across, or any other topic you think is relevant for us.

Please use this opportunity to get in touch with all your inventory expert colleagues all over Europe!

You can download the newsletter here.

Expert Panel Members List

The existing list of Expert Panel members is used to communicate to the Expert Panels on a regular basis, for news items but also preparing and reporting from meetings as well as the presentation of updated Guidebook chapters. If you are not yet in the mailing list, but would like to have your name added to the list, please send an email to Jeroen Kuenen with your details.