01 Nov 2004

The cost-effectiveness of NOx abatement in European refineries

In 2001, the UN-ECE set up the ‘Expert Group on Techno-Economic Issues’ (EGTEI) tasked with providing a comprehensive review of the European cost and effectiveness database for the abatement of emissions to air (SO2, NOx, VOCs and Particulate Matter).

The main goal of this work was to provide updated information for the Integrated Assessment Models (primarily the IIASA RAINS model) used in the development of Protocols under the UN-ECE Convention on Long-Range Transport of Air Pollutants (CLRAP). These same Integrated Assessment Models, together with the underlying databases, are also central to the European Commission’s Clean Air For Europe (CAFE) programme.

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