The UK Government Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has picked SNC-Lavalin to develop industrial decarbonisation roadmaps for sites across the UK as part of the ‘Industry of Future Programme’.
As Engineering Delivery Partner, Atkins, member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, will work with up to 16 industrial sites to develop roadmaps and a plan of interventions that would help to accelerate their progress towards net zero emissions by 2050.
Ian L. Edwards, president and CEO, SNC-Lavalin, said: “Industrial emissions are one of the most challenging areas to abate, yet they account for around a quarter of global emissions.
“The industrial sector will be the backbone of a net zero transition: the identification of more ways to decarbonise processes and plants will be critical to achieving our climate goals.
“Our appointment to the UK’s “Industry of Future programme” reflects our knowledge of both engineering solutions and industrial process as well as our technology and capability to create viable net zero pathways for industry.”
SNC-Lavalin’s focus in the program will be on energy intensive industrial sites classed as ‘Hard to Abate’, such as chemical plants and the paper and ceramics industries.
The roadmaps will consider the most viable decarbonisation options for each individual site, including new technologies such as carbon capture utilisation and storage as well as feasibility of fuel switching, retrofits and upgrades, process changes and energy optimisation.
The scoping studies will investigate various technologies and costs involved – SNC-Lavalin will deploy its own technology and tools to help analyse carbon, cost, and engineering solutions and identify the most cost-effective and pragmatic roadmaps for each industrial site.
Greg Hands, UK Minister for Energy, Clean Growth and Climate Change, added: “These roadmaps will underpin our new Industry of Future Programme. This will support industry to decarbonise faster, helping them slash emissions while also saving money on their energy bills.”
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