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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 5th March 2020.

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Photo of Richard Holden Richard Holden Conservative, North West Durham

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the PM2.5 emissions in grams per tonne are for (a) household coal, (b) wet wood, (c) kiln dried or seasoned wood and (d) oil for household use.

Photo of Rebecca Pow Rebecca Pow The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The data is provided as grams per kilogram (rather than grams per tonne) due to the scale of the data, for example for PM2.5 emissions from coal, 8.7g/kg would become 8700g/tonne)

The PM2.5 emissions in grams per kilogram of fuel used are:

(a) Household coal: 8.7g/kg

(b) Wet Wood: 28g/kg

(c) Dry wood: 7.2g/kg

(d) Oil for households (referred to as 'burning oil’ in the National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory): 0.083g/kg

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