How to implement and assess exemptions from achieving emission levels associated with BAT for large combustion plants? Cost benchmark as a basis for proportionality assessment.
The objective of the study was to develop an extension to the current methodology for awarding exemptions from the best available techniques to large combustion plants, especially regarding unit costs of emission abatement.
A cost benchmark that sets proportionate and disproportionate unit costs of NOx, SO2 and PM emission abatement was calculated based on an analysis of detailed microeconomic data of nearly 50% of the installed capacity in the Czech Republic.
Conclusions of the project:
Conclusions of the study (the cost benchmarks) were used as a basis for the extension of the methodology for awarding exemptions from the best available techniques to large combustion plants according to Article 15 of Directive 2010/75/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 November 2010 on industrial emissions (Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control).
Research team: Ondřej Vojáček, Jan Brabec, Jan Macháč, Jiří Louda, Lenka Zaňková (Zemková)