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Fuels: Heating

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 23652, tabled on 2 March 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the PM2.5 emissions in grams per tonne are for (a) household coal, (b) wet wood, (c) kiln dried or seasoned wood and (d) oil for household use.

Answered on

5 March 2020

The data is provided as grams per kilogram (rather than grams per tonne) due to the scale of the data, for example for PM2.5 emissions from coal, 8.7g/kg would become 8700g/tonne)

The PM2.5 emissions in grams per kilogram of fuel used are:

(a) Household coal: 8.7g/kg

(b) Wet Wood: 28g/kg

(c) Dry wood: 7.2g/kg

(d) Oil for households (referred to as 'burning oil’ in the National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory): 0.083g/kg

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