CUSTOMER: Institute for Energy and Transport - Joint Research Centre – European Commission
PROJECT GOAL: Depth analysis of the state of Art of the European Chemical and Petrochemical industry (EU27), quantification of its impact in terms of energy efficiency, greenhouse gas emissions and competitiveness and development of scenarios for potential improvement through the implementation of best available technologies (BAT) and innovative technologies (IT).
DESCRIPTION: The project is structured in two stages.
The first stage focuses on the study of the current state of technology and of future technological prospects in the European Chemical and Petrochemical sector, assessing its margins for improvement in terms of energy efficiency, greenhouse gas emissions and competitiveness.
The second stage focuses on the construction of mathematical models that can map the sector’s evolution and assess the impact of a variety of economic scenarios relating to the dissemination of energy efficient and low carbon footprint technologies.
SKILLS: The project required the participation of a work team with multidisciplinary know-how and skills, working together to activate their skills, including:
- specific chemical processes of the sectors included in the study
- energy efficient technologies
- technologies to lower greenhouse gases
- economic elements
- legislation on greenhouse gases (Emission Trading Directive and its application) and the environment
- construction of a database
- mathematical modelling.