Ecofys, a Navigant company, supports industrial energy transition in Germany

Published: 12/04/2018

Ecofys, a Navigant company, is supporting the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs to facilitate the industrial energy transition. Taking into account national energy, climate and industrial policy goals, the energy experts lead a consortium to close crucial knowledge gaps on the interaction between industrial growth and the development of energy supply systems. To meet its ambitious climate targets, Germany needs to decarbonise its industrial sectors, especially energy-intensive sectors such as chemicals or metals.

The industry experts from Ecofys model and describe transition pathways for the eight industries that are particularly relevant to the German economy’s transition toward the 2050 decarbonisation target. The pathways and analysis put a strong focus on future competitiveness. Each transition pathway comprises a set of sector-specific, transformational decarbonisation measures including enabling policy recommendations. At the same time, Ecofys power market experts analyse the impact of those transition pathways on the energy system and, as a result, put forward energy market design amendments to support the decarbonisation of Germany’s industrial sectors.