1.A.2.b Non Ferrous Metals

Last updated on 04 Dec 2014 08:38 (cf. Authors)

Short description

The sub-category Non Ferrous Metals includes Aluminium production, which is sub-divided into primary aluminium and resmelted aluminium, as well as lead production, thermal galvanisation, copper production and zinc production.
In Germany, aluminium is produced at four foundries, in electrolytic furnaces with pre-burnt anodes. The principal emission sources are resulting from fuel provided in the energy related processes.

NFR-Code Name of Category Method AD EF Key Source for (by)
1.A.2.b Non-ferrous Metals T2 NS -


Activity data

The source of the fuel inputs consists of the statistics for the manufacturing sector (Statistik 060 - Energieverwendung des produzierenden Gewerbes / energy use in the manufacturing sector), DESTATIS, reporting number 27.43 and 27.44, production and initial processing of lead, zinc and tin, production and initial processing of copper - and, for differentiations relative to heat and electricity production, Statistik 067 (DESTATIS). Data for fuel consumption for production and initial processing of precious metals are also provided by these statistics.

Emission factors

Reported pollutants are NOx, NMVOC, SO2, NH3 and CO. The underlying data for the emission factors used is provided by the report on the research project "Ermittlung und Evaluierung von Emissionsfaktoren für Feuerungsanlagen in Deutschland für die Jahre 1995, 2000 und 2010" (Determination and evaluation of emission factors for combustion systems in Germany for the years 1995, 2000 and 2010"; RENTZ et al, 2002) [1]. The values for the intermediate years 1996 - 1999 and 2001 - 2010 are obtained via linear interpolation; adjusted values for the following years.


Fuel inputs were calculated for 2011, for which final statistics became available to replace preleminary data.

For pollutant specific information on qualitative and quantitative impacts on 1990 and 2011 emission estimates see chapter 11. Recalculations.

Planned improvements

At the moment, no category specific improvements are planned.

1. RENTZ et al., 2002: Rentz, O. ; Karl, U. ; Peter, H.: Ermittlung und Evaluierung von Emissionsfaktoren für Feuerungsanlagen in Deutschland für die Jahre 1995, 2000 und 2010: Forschungsbericht 299 43 142; Forschungsvorhaben im Auftrag des Umweltbundesamt; Endbericht; Karlsruhe: Deutsch-Französisches Inst. f. Umweltforschung, Univ. (TH); 2002
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