Decarbonising energy-intensive industries
Unlike in the energy sector, emissions from energy-intensive industries are (as of yet) hard to abate – and green technologies will most likely be unable to compete against carbon-based production without political support measures. In order for these industries to make the transition, planning and stakeholder cooperation is key and needs to start early.
THE ROLE OF ENERGY‐INTENSIVE INDUSTRIES FOR THE TRANSITION
Energy-intensive industries such as steel, cement, chemical and manufacturing account for about 25 per cent of total CO2 emissions globally and therefore play a crucial part in the transition.
Three main technology options are available for steel production: direct reduction with green hydrogen, alkaline iron electrolysis, and blast furnaces using CCUS technology.
The toolbox features an overview of hydrogen technologies, hydrogen application, hydrogen in coal regions, and hydrogen infrastructure.
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