Emipy is a Python package to access, manipulate, analyze and visualize data on various pollutants, which is collected in the European Pollutant Release Register (E-PRTR). Therefore, it enables the easy use of this data for research in different fields (e.g., public health or energy system analysis).


What Emipy can do for you


Detailed information about various pollutants is essential for environmental protection, public health and energy system analysis.
This information can become indispensable when advising policy decisions, for example, where to place industrial facilities that use certain pollutants to produce synthetic fuels (i.e., in carbon capture and utilization applications).

Emipy is a Python package to access, manipulate, analyze, and visualize the data collected in the European Pollutant Release Register (E-PRTR), which is provided by the European Environment Agency and Eurostat.

Emipy was developed at the Institute of Energy and Climate Research at the Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH.
It is provided via PyPI (pypi.org/project/emipy/) and the development takes place on the Gitlab instance of the Forschungszentrum Jülich at jugit.fz-juelich.de/network-science-group/emipy.
Detailed documentation with useful examples and a list of its functions can be found in the documentation located at emipy.readthedocs.io.

The core features of Emipy include:

  • download, extract and merge the whole E-PRTR database into one fast-accessible file
  • download and extract shape files from Eurostat
  • integrated filter function to generate datasets of your needs
  • integrated visualization functions to plot emission quantities and their geographic locations
  • integrated impurity analyses
  • export data and figures
  • interface to the open-source modeling framework Calliope (experimental)

A more detailed introduction to Emipy can be found in the peer-reviewed publication at SoftwareX (DOI:10.1016/j.softx.2023.101458).


If you are using Emipy in your research, please cite it as:

Overberg, Florian A., et al. "Emipy: An open-source Python-based tool to analyze industrial emissions in Europe." SoftwareX 23 (2023): 101458. DOI: 10.1016/j.softx.2023.101458


The authors gratefully acknowledge support from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany (BMBF grant no. 03EK3055B) and the Helmholtz Association (via the joint initiative “Energy System 2050 – A Contribution of the Research Field Energy”, Germany and grant no. VH-NG-1025).

Participating organisations

Forschungszentrum Jülich

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