Emissions of Inland Waterways

Local measures to reduce emissions of inland waterways

This project studied local measures that can be taken by the Flemish government to reduce emissions of inland waterways. In the first step, technologies were identified which can be effectively applied after the introduction of low-sulfur (10ppm) fuels. The most cost efficient measures were determined, based on data collection on costs and reduction potential. Furthermore, a legal and economic-financial analysis was performed. Finally a monitoring system was proposed.

The main task of TML in this study was the calculation of the effect of these measures on emissions using EMMOSS.

The following measures were analysed in detail:

  • replacement of old engines with NRMM stage IIIA compliant engines
  • installation of integrated exhaust aftertreatment systems (DPF+SCR+oxidation catalyst)
  • the use of Tempomaat
  • shore-side electricity

The study concludes that subsidies for the installation of integrated exhaust aftertreatment systems are the best instrument for the Flemish government to reduce emissions of inland waterways. Preferably, these subsidies are accompanied by compulsory measures.

reports

Final report (in Dutch): eindrapport_binnenvaartemissies.pdf

Executive summary (in Dutch): beleidssamenvatting_binnenvaartemissies.pdf

period

2010

funded by

Flemish Government, Environment, Nature and Energy Department

researchers

Filip Vanhove

partners

Arcadis (project leader), LDR

contact

Filip Vanhove

+32 16 31.77.35
reference: 09.52