Anthropogene N2O- und CH4-Emissionen in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Emissionsbilanz, Identifikation von Forschungs- und Handlungsbedarf sowie Erarbeitung von Handlungsempfehlungen. Phase I
With the support of the German Umweltbundesamt the FhG-ISI investigated - together with other partners - the anthropogenic emissions of the trace gases methane and nitrous oxide in the Federal Republic of Germany. It was the object of the first phase of the project to obtain a summary of the present knowledge about the emission sources and a first rough estimate about the amount of the emissions, the identification of the need for research and - as far as possible - the discussion of the possibilities to reduce emissions. The following fields were examined: waste water cleaning, surface and ground water, mining of coal and oil, distribution of gaseous fuels, combustion of fossil fuels in stationary plants and automobiles, industrial production processes, landfills, combustion of biomass and composting, agriculture and stock-farming. Another substantial result of the first phase was the definition of the work program for phasee II of the project.