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ERMES Group Plenary Presentations 2021

plenary 2021 ERMES

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the ERMES board held the 2021 Plenary online over three sessions. This year, the Plenary covered a spectrum of research activities and were open to other researchers and members of the ERMES community.


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Day 1

Monday 10 May 2021

Emission Model and Projects




Welcome and Introductions

Giorgos Fontaras, Sustainable Transport Unit, European Commission, Joint Research Centre (EC JRC), Ispra, Italy


Update Dutch Emission Factors for 2021 and the TNO Research Agenda

Norbert Ligterink, TNO, The Hague, The Netherlands


HBEFA and Emission Measurements: Outlook and Update Plans

Benedikt Notter, INFRAS, Bern, Switzerland and Stefan Hausberger, Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria


Status of COPERT Emission Factors and Latest Changes in the Methodology

Leon Ntziachristos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece


Fleet and Fuel Scenarios for 2050 Carbon Neutral Road Transport in the European Union

Jette Krause, Sustainable Transport Unit, EC JRC, Marta Yugo (Concawe),  Zissis Samaras (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki), Georgios Fontaras (EC  JRC), Stephan Neugebauer (ERTRAC)


Carbon Footprint of Alternatively Fuelled Cars

Kirsten Biemann and Christoph Heidt, IFEU - Institut für Energie- und Umweltforschung, Heidelberg, Germany


Probabilistic LCA – A Fast and Effective Approach to Life Cycle Assessment of Greenhouse Gas Emission Impacts of Electric Vehicles


Recorded Presentation (222 Mb)



Robin Smit, Transport Energy/Emission Research (TER), Brisbane, Australia




Day 2

Monday 17 May 2021

Air Quality and Remote Sensing




Welcome and Introductions

Harald Jenk, BAFU Swiss Federal Office for the Environment, Switzerland


Update from the European Commission on Air Quality - Revision of EU Rules

Vicente Franco, European Commission DG Environment, Brussels, Belgium


Progress Towards a Unified Storage Solution for Remote Emission Sensing Data

James Tate and Christopher Rushton, Transport Studies (ITS), University of Leeds, UK


Recent studies in European cities using commercial remote sensing techniques

Yoann Bernard, International Council for Clean Transport, Berlin, Germany


Do Remote Sensing Campaigns across Europe give Consistent Results? The Case of Light Commercial Vehicles

David Carslaw, Dept. of Chemistry, University of York, UK


First remote sensing measurements on European highways in the Flanders region

Roel Vaneerdeweg, Air Quality Policy Team, Flanders Environment Agency, Belgium


Recent Remote Emission Sensing Measurements by Means of the Plume Chase Vehicle Technique

Denis Poehler, University of Heidelberg and Airyx GmbH, Heidelberg, Germany


Do Remote Sensing Campaigns across Europe give Consistent Results? The Case of Light Commercial Vehicles

Jens Borken, IIASA, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria


Bus Emissions Measurement in Operational Conditions using PEMS: Comparison Between Different Euro Technologies

Laure Deville Cavellin, Airparif, L’Observatoire de l’air en ile-de-France, Paris, France





Day 3

Monday 17 May 2021

Non-Exhaust and Non-Road Transport Emissions




Welcome and Introductions

Gary Haq, Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI-Y), Dept. Environment and Geography, University of York, York, UK


Non-Road Mobile Machinery Emissions – An Overview of Recent Data and Current Measurement Activities

Konstantin Weller and Stefan Hausberger, Graz University of Technology (TUG), Graz, Austria


PM and PN Emissions from Light-Duty Vehicle Brakes

Theo Grigoratos, Sustainable Transport Unit, European Commission, Joint Research Centre (EC JRC), Ispra, Italy


Emission of Particles from the Tyre and Road Interface

Mats Gustafsson, VTI – Swedish National Road and Transport Institute, Linköping, Sweden.


Maritime Air Emissions and Enforcement: The SCIPPER and EMERGE projects

Leon Ntziachristos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece


Assessing Aviation Emission Impacts on Local Air Quality at Airports and Routes Towards Regulation

Simon Christie, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK


Alternative Fuels for Aviation: Expected Environmental Benefits Supporting the Policy Landscape

Matteo Prussi, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials Unit, EC JRC, Ispra, Italy


About us

The European Research for Mobile Emission Sources (ERMES) is a group of research institutions, competent authorities, industry associations, whose mission includes the support of cooperative research in the field of transport emission modelling, policy, and practice.