Abhinav Bhaskar

Energy efficiency and waste heat recovery

 

Bio

Country of origin: India
University: University of Stavanger
Supervisor: Mohsen Assadi
Industry partners: Aalborg portalnd cement

Abstract

Decarbonisation of the energy system requires actions to be taken on both the supply and demand sector. Industries consume one-third of the global primary energy and are responsible for a quarter of the global greenhouse gas emissions. Energy intensive industries like iron and steel, cement, chemicals, paper and pulp and non-ferrous metal sector are responsible for majority of the energy consumption and emission. The industrial sector is hard to decarbonise because of the process emissions related to production processes. Innovative technologies and policies are needed to address the challenge. The aim of my project is to develop a bottom-up technology rich model to assist industries and policy makers in making informed decisions.

Project objective: expected results and contribution to society

The objective of this ENSYSTRA project is to find out the different pathways in which Industrial decarbonisation can be achieved. Energy and emission intensity of different pathways will be explored with the help of techno-economic mathematical models. The findings will help in designing a more efficient and resilient energy system for the future. Decarbonisation of industries would help our society in achieving the goals of sustainable development.