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Decarbonising industrial production : challenges and opportunities around the world

Decarbonising industry is fundamental if we are to tackle climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It is also a lever for competitivity for companies and key for reindustrialising our regions.

It involves transitioning over to cleaner technologies and adopting practices that are less CO2-emitting, as well as making increased use of renewable energy sources so as to make industry net zero.

Keeping economic growth sustainable while at the same time reducing its emissions, using decarbonisation to become more resilient: manufacturing companies are facing numerous challenges as they make this transition over to a carbon-free economy.

“We now need to move from myth to reality”, says Elvia Marcellan, Director of Client Decarbonisation at Equans France. Because although the energy and ecological transition requires investment, the never-ending increase in energy prices means that they need to be viewed in light of their more long-term profitability: in other words, their total cost of ownership.

Improving performance and reducing energy usage, reducing dependency on fossil fuels and implementing the best available solutions in a virtuous, pragmatic and profitable way: Equans has fully embraced this global industrial decarbonisation strategy in its drive to support its clients and address their challenges. Find out how in this comprehensive feature:

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Establishing decarbonisation as a performance lever for industry

According to the International Energy Agency, industry accounts for approximately 20% of CO2 emissions worldwide. Given the climate emergency that we are facing and the current energy crisis, decarbonising industry is therefore crucially important.

How to decarbonise industry: what international experts think

Industrial decarbonisation is about addressing the global challenge posed by climate change. To be effective and to be in line with an economic growth policy, solutions need to be adapted to local circumstances and to each geographical region. Focus on North America and the UK.

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8 concrete examples of industrial decarbonisation undertaken by Equans

Industrial decarbonisation is not just a roadmap paved with good intentions. It's also a reality out the field for Equans clients:the results are in!
Throughout the world, in all industrial sectors, Equans' teams implement tailor-made solutions for reducing emissions. These involve developing electric mobility, using biofuels and renewable energies, recovering waste heat and making use of cutting-edge technologies.

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