Real-time process optimization taken to the next level
Understanding the true ecological impact of your operations across the value chain is a crucial step in achieving sustainability. In obtaining end-to-end ...
In November 2021, COP26 held in Glasgow, UK, set reducing emissions as one of its focus points. At the same time, the European Green Deal is setting clear targets for the European countries – net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
If the Green Deal succeeds, it will transform every aspect of the European economies from energy generation to food consumption, transportation, manufacturing, and construction. For the process industry, this means stricter emissions targets, more reporting to government bodies and binding compliance with legal norms and regulations.
How are these ambitious goals going to be achieved?
Three levels of change
Regardless of how much it is optimized, every plant or unit will reach a level of emissions inherent to the way the process was designed. Certain parts or the entire process will need to be rethought to reduce the environmental impact further. Some of these innovations are known today and piloted; others are ongoing research.
How can IPCOS help?
By providing you with access to measured and calculated data, IPCOS will help you develop a birds-eye-view of the actual environmental impact of your company, from plant to corporate level. We can then develop a roadmap to achieve the necessary targets, step by step. Finally, we will help you ensure that your company is compliant with all environmental legislation – current and future.
The path to goal zero emissions is challenging. However, we should start the efforts now, create transparency, and grab the low hanging fruit to continue further. Apply advanced optimization technology where it makes sense. And prepare for complete process redesigns for the next capital cycle.