Business - 30/June/2022

Heavy industry plans to tread lightly

The heavy industry sector has made significant progress in increasing energy efficiency in recent years and further gains are possible with greater electrification, digitalisation and changes in production processes. Meanwhile, material efficiency measures reducing demand for products like steel and cement offer major potential for energy savings for customers

Reducing energy demand reduces costs for heavy industry   GO ELECTRIC Electrification of processes, where possible, will immediately reduce demand and create energy savings NEW PROCESSES Finding alternative, low-demand processes can help cut emissions KEY QUOTE If I need to produce 10,000 tonnes of copper a day, I should first look at how little energy I can use to do that   Canadian steelmakers Algoma and ArcelorMittal Dofasco (AMD) expect to shave nearly 1% off Canada’s CO2 emissions when investments earmarked for increasing the sustainability of their Ontario steel plants are completed at the end of this decade. Emissions from Canada contribute 1.52% to total global emissions. Both companies are deve ...

 

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