Industries around the world are racing to dramatically educe their greenhouse gas emissions which could result in investments of trillions of dollars over the next twenty years (2020-2040).
And could also result in massive business opportunities for diverse entrepreneurs, businesses and corporates.
An absolute reduction in emissions from the industry sector will require deployment of a broad set of mitigation options beyond energy efficiency measures. In the last two to three decades there has been continued improvement in energy and process efficiency
in industry, driven by the relatively high share of energy costs. In addition to energy efficiency, other strategies such as emissions efficiency (including e. g., fuel and feedstock switch-ing, carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS)), material use efficiency (e. g., less scrap, new product design), recycling and re-use of materials and products, product service efficiency (e. g., car sharing, maintain-ing buildings for longer, longer life for products), or demand reductions (e.g., less mobility services, less product demand) are required in parallel.
Global emissions can be allocated to human activities in various ways. One of the most granular analyses is this one from the World Resources Institute (WRI), which breaks down total global emissions from 2005 into the following headline sectors:
Emissions from industry (30 % of total global GHG emissions) arise mainly from material processing, i. e., the conversion of natural resources (ores, oil, biomass) or scrap into materials stocks which are then converted in manufacturing and construction into products. Production of just iron and steel and non-metallic minerals (predominantly cement) results in 44 % of all carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions (direct, indirect, and process-related) from industry. Other emission-intensive sectors are chemicals (including plastics) and fertilizers, pulp and paper, non-ferrous metals (in particular aluminium), food processing, and textiles.
The ZCO, standing for Zero Carbon Opportunities & analyzes the industrial activities over the whole supply chain, from extraction of primary materials (e. g., ores) or recycling (of waste materials), through product manufacturing, to the demand for the products and their services. It then looks at the various solutions and technologies that can be used to reduce GHG emissions at each of the above stages.
Based on the above analyses, it provides a feasible list of solutions that businesses and entrepreneurs can invest in for GHG mitigation.
It is the only guide of its type in the world.
Currently operating businesses and entrepreneurs seeking new avenues for the following sectors:
Industry verticals relevant for Carbon Focus
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5. Power electronics
6. Heating and thermal equipment
8. Shop floor logistics equipment
9. Blowers and fans
10. Separation equipment
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Core ZCO team
The core research team behind this expert guide is from EAI, a leading cleantech consulting firm that has been providing sustainability consulting to Indian and global firms since 2008. Since 2018, the team has undertaken multiple efforts - through consulting and industry research - to add value to the Indian and global sustainable energy ecosystem. The team has been researching sustainable technology and business trends in the global textile sector since 2018 with a focus on technical solutions, innovations and practical implementations worldwide.
10+ years of experience in the sustainability industry
ZCO was developed by Energy Alternatives India (EAI). EAI has assisted over 250 companies - including 25 Fortune 500 companies - in their sustainability efforts.
Comprehensive data research and analyses
Utilizing data, knowledge and insights that our consulting team had gathered in sustainable energy and decarbonization efforts in a number of industries - food, chemicals, engineering, automotive, oil & gas and more
The report has been prepared with the global business stakeholders in mind, and covers insights on solutions, innovations and case studies from from over 50 countries including USA, EU (France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Scandinavia, Sweden), UK, South Korea, Japan, China, India, Brazil, Mexico, South Africa, Australia and more.
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