21 Aug 2005

Impact of a potential reduction of the polyaromatics content of diesel fuel on the EU refining industry

Report no. 7/05: The cost and CO2 emissions associated with the reduction of poly-aromatics (PAH)in the EU diesel fuel have been evaluated using the CONCAWE EU refining model.

A reduction of the diesel fuel PAH specification below 8% m/m would require investment in EU refineries up to nearly 9 G€ at 1% m/m. This would also cause refineries to emit additional CO2, up to 15.9 Mt/a for a 1% m/m limit corresponding to an increase of over 10% of the total refinery emissions in the reference case.

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