1.3.1 Energy and material consumption and CO2 emissions

Course subject(s) 1. Industrial sources of emissions and mitigation options

In this video, we will discuss the overall industry plant efficiency. After getting familiar with our pulp mill in the previous video, we will now dive into a quantitative analysis. You will learn how to calculate the specific energy consumption and the material efficiency. You will understand the connection of these values with CO2 emissions reduction.

Key takeaways:

  • How to calculate the specific energy consumption of an industrial plant, which is the energy use required to produce a unit of product/activity
  • How to calculate the material efficiency, which is the ratio of material used to material supplied
  • Efficiency improvements reduce the specific energy consumption and increase the material efficiency, ultimately reducing CO2¬†emissions
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