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Inventarisatie milieupotentieel brandstofcelvoertuigen voor het Nederlandse wegverkeer
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ECN Biomass, Coal and Environmental Research 1-9-2002
ECN report number: Document type:
ECN-C--01-100 ECN publication
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A study has been performed to assess the environmental benefits of fuelcell vehicles for road traffic in the Netherlands. For this an inventory of the key figures of the Dutch transportation sector and its emissions has been made. Also a literature study of well-to-wheels studies has been made. The results of these studies have been compared with respect to emissions of CO2, NOx and small particulate matter (PM10) for conventional and fuel cell vehicles. With these results the emissions reduction potential for the Netherlands has been calculated. As a result of the study it can be concluded that the emission of CO2 can be reduced with around 45% compared to current emissions. Also, the emission of NOx and PM10 can be lowered considerable with respectively around 70% and 55% compared to current emissions. However, these lowered emissions can only be reached if all Dutch road going vehicles with internal combustion engine are replaced by fuel cell vehicles. Unfortunately, this can not be reached within the nearby future. Therefore, the environmental benefits of fuel cell vehicles to Dutch emission objectives can be significant, but will be on the long term.

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