Air Quality

Air quality has been, for many years, an important focus of attention in Europe, resulting in legislative initiatives that affect the downstream oil industry through its operations and products.

Air quality has been, for many years, an important focus of attention in Europe, resulting in legislative initiatives that affect the downstream oil industry through its operations and products.

Concawe aims to participate in the work leading to new legislative initiatives and to carry out rigorous air quality analysis to contribute to the science, play an active stakeholder role and to inform its members. Concawe was very active in past EU scientific programmes including CAFE (Clean Air For Europe) and CAPE (Clean Air Program for Europe) and submitted several contributions to the Stakeholders Expert Group. Concawe has devoted substantial effort to developing its own air quality modelling tools which it uses to carry out these efforts.

Concawe also completes research to identify and understand emerging air quality monitoring techniques, develops best practice documents for our members including methodologies for estimating refinery source air emissions, and contributes to the development of European standards through participation in the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) working groups.

Concawe has been conducting air quality research since its creation in 1963 and has published numerous technical reports on a wide array of topics.

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