Energy Efficient Industry

Industry and energy: towards a more sustainable future

Industry must be completely circular and emit (virtually) no greenhouse gas by 2050. In the coming decades, companies will increasingly switch to sustainable energy, generated from such sources as solar power and wind farms, or energy from geothermal energy, hydrogen or biogas.

It might seem that 2050 is a long way off, but the situation is urgent. Just look at the carbon price. The price attached to the emission of a tonne of carbon has risen sharply in recent years. This calls for measures to curb emissions as much as possible.

Put to the test

Moreover, higher and more volatile energy prices are really putting industry to the test. Many companies have already had to adjust their production in the recent past due to their inability to compete on the global market as a result of the wildly fluctuating prices of natural gas.

Industry will increasingly need to switch to more sustainable energy sources that perform better than fossil fuels in terms of carbon emissions, availability and price. The question is, how does a company change over to a substantially more sustainable and efficient energy system?

Advanced analytics

Witteveen+Bos helps industry make this transition. We carry out advanced analyses of the current energy system and advise industry throughout the process, from determining a sustainability strategy to a concept design of specific sustainability projects.

We call on our knowledge and experience in areas such as hydrogen, electrification, waste heat utilisation (both inside and outside the plant), steam systems and financial analyses. 

Crucial in the preparation of business cases for sustainable energy is the price development of the aforementioned carbon emissions. The mechanisms that determine this price are dynamic, complex and difficult to comprehend.

Our experts understand this complex matter and are able to translate it into the specific situations in which companies find themselves. We are also able to utilise our experience with energy infrastructure projects and local sustainable energy initiatives to identify opportunities that might otherwise be overlooked.

Once the optimal energy configuration for a business case has been determined, we can design the modifications according to the required specifications and the specific standards of the client.

Our services:

  • Energy studies
  • Steam/heat engineering
  • Cost modelling of future carbon emissions (EU ETS)
  • Electrification measures: Business case and engineering
  • Subsidy applications
  • Feasibility study programme of requirements biogas and green gas

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