VB Project Idea: Vapour Recovery and Emission Control; Paving the way to a 0% emission in VOC transport

Project Title
VB Project Idea: Vapour Recovery and Emission Control; Paving the way to a 0% emission in VOC transport
Acronym
VOC control
Priority
Priority 2 Eco-innovation: Stimulating the green economy
Lead Beneficiary
On behalf of a Dutch governemental organisation
Contact Person First Name
Hans
Contact Person Last Name
Flipsen
Email
hans.flipsen@emconsult.nl
Address
Drs. W. Van Royenstraat 2
P.O. Box
173
Postal Code
3870 CD
City
Hoevelaken
Country
The Netherlands
Telephone
+31(0)33 253 4820
Fax
Central Aim

Roadmap to eliminate Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) emissions in hydrocarbon transport:

- 2020 to 10% LEL or equivalent, Technical already available

- 2025 to meet the land based emissions norms Technical a challenge but achievable

- 2030 towards 0% emission, Technical innovation required

Enable implementation and enforcement in an harmonized way with as low as possible operational and financial effect on the market.

Project Description

Background

The project builds upon the results from the CDNI, CCR, Province of South Holland, Port of Rotterdam to eliminate release of organic compounds in transport, mainly shipping and terminals. Now tons VOC are blown out of cargo tanks from both inland as maritime ships each day that are highly polluting and toxic.


Project Organization

The project comprises of partners that wish to eliminate this practice in a responsible way. The project will comprise of the number of core partners, supported by partners that will carry out predefined tasks. surrounding the project associated partners will be involved for input, on site demonstrations and dissemination.


Activities

The project will comprise the following work packages:

WP 1 Management

WP 2 Dissemination, awareness and acceptance

WP 3 Enabling through technical solutions

This work package will focus on the stimulating and facilitating the needed technical development to ensure that vapor recovery can be achieved, emissions be reduced to near 0% and enforcing regulations can be supported in an effective and efficient way.

All these will result in dedicated demonstrations to learn from each other, as:

- Zero point assessment

- Demonstrations vapor recovery

- Demonstration vapor release monitoring

- Demonstration of vapor recovery tracing system

- Impact assessment on implementation of the vapor recovery on transport logistics

WP 4 Governance

- Roadmap to 2020 to 10% LEL or equivalent, Technical already available

- Roadmap to 2025 to meet the land based emissions norms, Technical a challenge but achievable

- Roadmap to 2030 towards 0% emission, Technical innovation required

WP 5 implementation, logistics and operations

- Avoidance

- Treatment

- Economic impact

- Stimulate, enable and roll out the roadmaps


Envisaged Output
  • Roadmap towards elimination of VOC emission
  • Certification of treatment and monitoring equipment and demonstration of their use
  • First implementation of the roadmaps and support schemes to do so

Enable reduction of the VOC emission by shipping and terminals over 80%

What is the need for this project?

At this moment transport of hydrocarbons leads to emission of these products, especially in shipping and at terminals. These VOC's are highly polluting, and have a high environmental and health impact. Regional governmental organisation are taking action, however, as transport goes over transnational regions, these measures only lead to displacement and not to solving the problem.

We aim to provide the basis for solutions by validation of technologies and strategies, exchange of best practices, demonstrations, providing solutions and input to stakeholders and international platforms with the aim to harmonize the regulation and support new regulations and implementation of the solutions.

Thematic Keywords
Climate change
Ecosystem services
Sustainable environmental management
Other Keywords
Volatile organic compounds, Transport, Environmental polution
Partners Found Already

Governmental organisations, technology providers and environmental inspections fro the Netherlands and Belgium

Ports from The Netherlands, Belgium and Germany

Private companies involved in storage and transport of organic compounds from The Netherlands and Norway

Solution providers from The Netherlands


Partners Searched

Governmental organisations from Germany, Uk, Denmark, Sweden and Norway

Ports form Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and UK

Private companies involved in storage and transport of organic compounds that wish to commit themselves to the objectives

Solution providers from any country

Estimated Budget
7.500.000



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