Decentralised energy futures: The changing emissions reduction landscape

Benjamin McLellan, Nick Florin, Damien Giurco, Yusuke Kishita, Kenshi Itaoka, Tetsuo Tezuka

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Abstract

The world is witnessing an energy revolution as renewables become more competitive and energy security becomes a high priority for an increasing number of countries. This development is changing the point along the supply chain ripe for reducing emissions. Whereas carbon capture and storage (CCS) coupled to coal or gas power production offers the potential to decarbonise the current centralised power systems, this relies on a significant increase in electrification to achieve deep emission reductions beyond the power sector, including industrial emissions and transportation. At the same time there is a trend towards decentralised industrial processes, e.g., driven by cost reductions in decentralised production systems and miniature processing plant. New strategies for reducing emissions from decentralised industrial and energy emission point sources will be increasingly important. This paper evaluates different emission reduction strategies that may be relevant to a decentralised energy and manufacturing future, including increased electrification, energy storage, renewable energy and renewable feedstock. Systemic opportunities or barriers and considerations of policy and decentralised decision-making are examined.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)138-143
Number of pages6
JournalProcedia CIRP
Volume29
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2015
Event22nd CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, LCE 2015 - Sydney, Australia
Duration: Apr 7 2015Apr 9 2015

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Industrial emissions
Energy security
Carbon capture
Cost reduction
Energy storage
Feedstocks
Supply chains
Decision making
Coal
Processing
Gases

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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Decentralised energy futures : The changing emissions reduction landscape. / McLellan, Benjamin; Florin, Nick; Giurco, Damien; Kishita, Yusuke; Itaoka, Kenshi; Tezuka, Tetsuo.

In: Procedia CIRP, Vol. 29, 01.01.2015, p. 138-143.

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McLellan, Benjamin ; Florin, Nick ; Giurco, Damien ; Kishita, Yusuke ; Itaoka, Kenshi ; Tezuka, Tetsuo. / Decentralised energy futures : The changing emissions reduction landscape. In: Procedia CIRP. 2015 ; Vol. 29. pp. 138-143.
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