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DOI10.1016/j.rser.2019.109672
A review of the emission reduction potential of fuel switch towards biomass and electricity in European basic materials industry until 2030
Rehfeldt M.; Worrell E.; Eichhammer W.; Fleiter T.
Date Issued2020
ISSN13640321
Volume120
Other AbstractIn 2015, industrial sector installations included in the European emission trading system (EU ETS) emitted 574 Mt CO2-equivalent Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Among them are production of clinker, lime and ammonia, blast furnace operations, refineries and others. The emission intensity of these installations is closely tied to the fuel type used. Global warming scenarios of 1.5 °C recently presented by the IPCC require fast emission reduction in all sectors until 2030, followed by deep reductions, reaching carbon neutrality around 2050. In this paper, the technical potential to use biomass and electricity with existing or available technologies in important industrial processes is reviewed. The investigated industries account for 95% of the total verified emissions in the EU ETS industrial sector 2015 and 64% of total industrial emissions of the EU28. We find that 34% (184 Mt) of these emissions could be avoided from a technical perspective until 2030 with fuel switch measures towards biomass and electricity. This reduction is in line with 1.5 °C global warming scenarios until 2030, but further effort is required beyond that. We also find that available options lack economic competitiveness under present conditions, e.g. due to high electricity prices. We conclude that, although considerable fast emission saving potential by switching to biomass and electricity are possible, deep decarbonisation in line with climate targets requires innovative production processes only available in the long term. Elsevier Ltd
enkeywordsBiomass; Electricity; Emission reduction; Energy intensive industry; European Union; Fuel switch; Low carbon technology
scopus keywordsAmmonia; Biomass; Blast furnace practice; Blast furnaces; Electricity; Emission control; Fuels; Gas emissions; Global warming; International law; Lime; Emission reduction; Energy intensive industries; European union; Fuel switches; Low-carbon technologies; Greenhouse gases
journalRenewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews
Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://gcip.llas.ac.cn/handle/2XKMVOVA/176667
AffiliationFraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI, Breslauer Straße 48, Karlsruhe, 76139, Germany; Utrecht University, Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, Vening Meineszgebouw A, CB, Utrecht, 3584, Netherlands
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Rehfeldt M.,Worrell E.,Eichhammer W.,et al. A review of the emission reduction potential of fuel switch towards biomass and electricity in European basic materials industry until 2030[J],2020,120.
APA Rehfeldt M.,Worrell E.,Eichhammer W.,&Fleiter T..(2020).A review of the emission reduction potential of fuel switch towards biomass and electricity in European basic materials industry until 2030.Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews,120.
MLA Rehfeldt M.,et al."A review of the emission reduction potential of fuel switch towards biomass and electricity in European basic materials industry until 2030".Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 120(2020).
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