Emissions and energy use of Finnish railway traffic in 2013
PASSENGER TRAFFIC CO [t/a] HC [t/a] NOx [t/a] PM [t/a] CH4 [t/a] N2O [t/a] SO2 [t/a] CO2 [t/a] Fuel consumption [t/a] Fuel consumption [m3/a] Use of primary energy [TJ/a](2 Use of electricity [MWh/a]
Electric locomotives 0,0 0,0 0,0 0,0 0,0 0,0 0,0 0,0 2 366 367 144
Diesel locomotives 17 6,6 140 2,7 0,6 0,14 0,06 10 099 3 208 3 797 137
Shunting/ diesel locomotives 0,5 0,2 3,6 0,1 0,0 0,0 0,0 153 49 57 2
Local traffic 0,0 0,0 0,0 0,0 0,0 0,0 0,0 0,0 611 94 885
TOTAL 17 7 143 2,8 0,6 0,15 0,07 10 252 3 257 3 854 3 116 462 029
FREIGHT TRAFFIC CO [t/a] HC [t/a] NOx [t/a] PM [t/a] CH4 [t/a] N2O [t/a] SO2 [t/a] CO2 [t/a] Fuel consumption [t/a] Fuel consumption [m3/a] Use of primary energy [TJ/a](2 Use of electricity [MWh/a]
Electric locomotives 0,0 0,0 0,0 0,0 0,0 0,0 0,0 0,0 1 262 195 821
Diesel locomotives 190 82 1 489 29 3,6 1,0 0,4 62 525 19 862 23 505 846
Shunting/ diesel locomotives 60 28 429 11 1,0 0,3 0,1 18 340 5 826 6 895 248
TOTAL 250 110 1 918 39 4,6 1,3 0,5 80 865 25 688 0 2 356 203 051
LOCOMOTIVES CO [t/a] HC [t/a] NOx [t/a] PM [t/a] CH4 [t/a] N2O [t/a] SO2 [t/a] CO2 [t/a] Fuel consumption [t/a] Fuel consumption [m3/a] Use of primary energy [TJ/a](2 Use of electricity [MWh/a]
Electric locomotives 0,0 0,0 0,0 0,0 0,0 0,0 0,0 0,0 51 7 898
Diesel locomotives 5,4 2,6 45 0,8 0,1 0,03 0,01 1 724 548 648 23
TOTAL 5,4 2,6 45 0,8 0,1 0,03 0,01 1 724 548 648 74 7 898
  CO [t/a] HC [t/a] NOx [t/a] PM [t/a] CH4 [t/a] N2O [t/a] SO2 [t/a] CO2 [t/a] Fuel consumption [t/a] Fuel consumption [m3/a] Use of primary energy [TJ/a](2 Use of electricity [MWh/a]
Electric locomotives 0,0 0,0 0,0 0,0 0,0 0,0 0,0 0,0 4 290 665 748
Diesel locomotives 273 119 2 107 43 5,3 1,5 0,6 92 842 29 492 4 502 1 256
TOTAL 273 119 2 107 43 5,3 1,5 0,6 92 842 29 492 4 502 5 546 665 748
(1 Use phase emissions of electrict trains are zero
(2 The electric power generation efficiency used in the calculation of primary energy (55,8 %, factor 1,79) is derived by diving the total use of electricity in the year 2013 (84044GWh) by the use of energy in electricity production (150453GWh) in Finland
(3 The amount of electrical energy taken from the contact wire by the locomotives
Source: RAILI 2013 model
Last Update: October 30th 2015
VTT, Kari Mäkelä
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