Recovery and re-use of industrial waste heat is an attractive concept that could at the same time reduce energy costs and CO2 emissions. While many previous studies focus on the availability of waste heat, Ecofys developed a novel approach that simultaneously assesses the demand for this heat.
The approach has been applied to the UK industry, focussing on the nine most energy intensive industries...
Over the past years, the chemical industry has taken many voluntary measures to improve its energy efficiency. Participating in long term agreement covenants, the large Dutch chemical companies use tools to increase energy awareness, stimulate energy management, monitor energy use and develop and plan new measures.
However, more can be done, particularly in small businesses. According to the Eu...
A new emissions reductions project inspired by Ecofys has been launched in the Netherlands. The Co2ntdown initiative aims at reducing the country’s emissions by an extra 10%. In Amersfoort, Leeuwarden and Utrecht, about 20 directors and ten municipalities signed to contribute to the reduction of 20 million tons of carbon emissions that should be realised in addition to current Dutch national agree...
With currently implemented government policies, greenhouse gas emissions are projected to lead to a global warming of 3.7˚C. An update of the Climate Action Tracker, released today at Warsaw, shows that this is about 0.6˚C higher than the original promises made in Copenhagen. The annual assessment by the coalition of Climate Analytics, Ecofys and the Potsdam Institute (PIK) says that the world has...