News release - European industry can save 5 billion tons of CO2 by 2050


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According to a study conducted by the Leibniz University-Hannover and the Copper Alliance, the five biggest energy-intensive industrial branches in Europe have the potential to save more than 5 billion tons of CO2. They can do this by switching from fossil energy to 100% electricity for heat production. The technology needed for this switch is available through electromagnetic processing of materials (EPM). The significant CO2 savings can be achieved thanks to the ever-increasing contribution of renewable sources to electricity generation in Europe, in combination with the inherent efficiency of EPM technologies.

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News release - European industry can save 5 billion tons of CO2 by 2050

  1. 1. European industry can save 5 billion tons of CO2 by2050Egbert Baake and Bernhard UbbenjansInstitute of ElectrotechnologyLeibniz University-Hannover
  2. 2. BackgroundEnergy-intensive industries heavily rely on fossil energy and thereforehave significant CO2 emissions.Final energy consumption ofthe EU-27 divided by industrialsector (Total: 3,133,762 GWh): | Presentation title and date
  3. 3. BackgroundRenewable energies are already the fourth most important energy source inEuropean industry.Final energy consumption in theindustries of the EU-27 coveredby renewable energies (Total:228,623 GWh)Biggest contribution: paper andprinting industry (57 %) | Presentation title and date
  4. 4. Research questionWhat are the potential CO2 savings by 2050 for transition scenarios where:- industrial processes are converted from fossil energy to 100% electricity for heat production +- electromagnetic processing of materials is used +- electricity is generated from 100% renewable energy? | Presentation title and date
  5. 5. ScenariosCase studies for the 5 biggest industries (responsible for about 70% of theoverall energy consumption of European industry):• Chemicals• Iron and steel• Glass, pottery, and building materials• Paper and printing• Non-ferrous metals | Presentation title and date
  6. 6. ResultsJust 10 processes in the five biggest energy-intensive industrial sectors inEurope could save more than 5 billion tons of CO2Highest savings could be reached for the glass, pottery, & buildingmaterials industry (up to 2,7 million tons of CO2) | Presentation title and date
  7. 7. Want more information?Download the full report at Leonardo Energy: | Presentation title and date
  8. 8. Thank youFor more information, please | Presentation title and date
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