Articles | Volume 16, issue 17
Research article
12 Sep 2016
Research article |  | 12 Sep 2016

Russia's black carbon emissions: focus on diesel sources

Nazar Kholod, Meredydd Evans, and Teresa Kuklinski

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The paper presents an inventory of black carbon (BC) emissions from diesel sources in Russia. On-road diesel vehicles emitted 21 Gg of BC in 2014; heavy-duty trucks accounted for 60 % of the on-road BC; and cars represent only 5 %. Superemitters emitted 33 % of all on-road BC. BC emissions from off-road diesel engines estimated at 28 Gg. While consuming 68 % of the diesel fuel in the country, on-road vehicles produced only 42 % of BC emissions due to introduction of emission standards.
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