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Emissions and energy use of freight train transport in Finland in 2016
Emissions [g/tkm] Diesel consumption Electricity consumption Energy Net load Train weight^
Freight transport CO HC NOx PM CH4 N2O SO2  CO2  CO2e [g/tkm] [kWh/tkm]* [MJ/tkm] [t] [t]
Mixed freight, diesel 0.079 0.038 0.65 0.011 0.0014 0.00041 0.00008 25.3 25.5 8.0   0.34 525 1 016
Raw wood, diesel 0.096 0.045 0.79 0.013 0.0017 0.00049 0.00010 30.6 30.8 9.7 0.42 780 1 099
Ore, diesel 0.058 0.028 0.48 0.0082 0.0011 0.00030 0.00006 18.7 18.8 5.9   0.25 1344 2 184
Container, diesel 0.056 0.026 0.46 0.0078 0.0010 0.00029 0.00006 17.8 17.9 5.6 0.24 686 1 659
Mixed freight, electric                     0.027 0.13 525 1 016
Raw wood, electric 0.026 0.12 780 1 099
Ore, electric                     0.017 0.01 2 400 3 900
Container, electric 0.027 0.03 686 1 659
* Electric energy taken from the catenary
^ Locommotive weight excluded
Backhaul included so the figures should be multiplied directly with tonne kilometres
CO = Carbon monoxide, HC = Total hydrocarbons (including Methane CH4), NOx = Nitrogen oxides, PM = Total particulate matter, CH4 = Methane, N2O = Nitrous oxides, SO2 = Sulphur dioxide, CO2 = Carbon dioxide, CO2e = greenhouse gases in CO2 equivalents (CH4 factor 25 and N2O factor 298), MJ = Megajoule, kWh = Kilowatthour, tkm = tonne kilometre, pkm = passenger/person kilometre, TEU = container unit (20 feet), trailer = semitrailer combination or only trailer, trainset = motorised passenenger car 
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd
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Last updated 6.7.2017