2.G(c) - Charcoal

Last updated on 29 Aug 2019 09:29 (cf. Authors)

Short description

In this sub-category of 2.G(c) - Other product use: Charcoal Germany reports TSP, PM10 and PM2.5 emissions from charcoal used for barbecue.

NFR-Code Name of Category Method AD EF Key Category 1
2.G(c) Other Product use: Charcoal T2 NS CS see superordinate chapter


Activity data

The annual charcoal consumption for barbecue is calculated as annual import + production - export, and the relevant volumes of charcoal are extracted from national statistics by the Federal Statistical Office.
Other applications for charcoal are not included.

The model is based on the two assumptions that there is no storage of charcoal and that all charcoal is burned.

The amount of charcoal used for barbecue has been ever-expanding since 1990 and is predominantly imported.
As there is only one big producer, produced amounts and resulting emissions are confidential.

Emission factors

The emission factors are derived from the CEPMEIP Database (SNAP: 060508) [1].


The import and export data for 2016 were changed as revised activity data for the foreign sale was available from the Federal Statistical Office.

For specific information on recalculated emission estimates reported for Base Year and 2016, please see the pollutant specific recalculation tables following chapter 8.1 - Recalculations.


The uncertainties of emissions are 54% for the lower and upper bounds.

Planned improvements

No improvements are planned.

1. CEPMEIP, 2018: Co-ordinated European Programme on Particulate Matter Emission Inventories, Projections and Guidance (CEPMEIP), CEPMEIP Database, SNAP code : 060508; URL: http://www.air.sk/tno/cepmeip/em_factors.php?PHPSESSID=cc235582eb4e09bf725d6f859deb382d
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