Today’s energy and chemical producers are starting to implement evolving sustainable process technologies, such as Pyrolysis, Biomass Gasification, Sludge Processing and Plastic Recycling to accelerate decarbonization and the circular economy in their drive to carbon neutrality. While adapting operations and assets in order to remain resilient and contribute to a net zero carbon economy, the increasing cross industry competition for scarce renewable and bio feedstocks is exacerbating the problem.
Aside from competition of other consumers of feedstocks, the industry is also competing for water and its circularity. The new and modified processes using renewable and bio-based feedstocks leading to significant amounts of wastewater with quite different water qualities e.g. from drying or processing. That is why an integrated business model is requisite to compete in the new intersectoral arena. Today’s energy and chemical producers not only need to secure alternative feedstocks and explore partnering with others, such as municipal waste and wastewater companies, but also need to secure reliable access to water with maximum re-use of produced water.
On this case study, a systematical approach will be introduced to assess the operational effectiveness by minimizing raw water intake, maximizing water re-use with minimum wastewater discharge and producing energy from waste and wastewater.
Key topics to be discussed:
The paradigm shift required to balance between water demand and low-carbon energy transition.
The impact of evolving technologies on utilities and wastewater treatment.
Intersectoral arena: alternative partnering with waste and wastewater plants
Increasing Sustainability in Manufacturing Sectors 2022
About 30% of our global energy demand is driven by the industrial sector alone, and the majority of industrial heat as part of that is still driven by fossil fuels. Industry worldwide faces its own energy trilemma - to decarbonise and guarantee its security of supply while keeping costs low. Yet, so far, industry has not seized on a game changing solution which delivers on all aspects of the trilemma, while also turning energy users into producers. We are talking about thermal storage, energy on demand in the form of heat, steam, power to improve the efficiency of industrial heating by delivering intelligent ways to capture, store and release heat at peak times throughout the day to support manufacturers and energy-intensive industries to manage resources more effectively. Shifting mindsets on heat is a critical component of a successful energy transition, and the missing lever to help industry demonstrate the potential of a truly circular economy.
One of your concerns is how to effectively meet your ESG goals. You green your products and processes to protect the environment. However, many factors can influence the direct surroundings of your facilities and warehouses. You might not be aware of or able to take all environmental protection measures due to time and money constraints. What can you do to cover your environmental risks? This presentation identifies chances to execute good governance from an environmental perspective. Limiting environmental risks means caring about a healthy environment AND protecting your business financially.