• Grouped technologies covering broad range measures: from energy management systems to specific control pumps.
  • Sectoral approach used on 8 sectors covering 85% of all industries
  • Feasible reduction potential of 3 million tonnes of CO2 upto 2025, realised without additional infrastructure or new legislation and a ROI in 5 years.
  • Food, paper and specialty & polymer chemical production attain the biggest CO2 reduction.

Independent study validates innovative technologies

Project 6-25 was launched by industry associations FME1 and VEMW2 to identify the potential savings in industrial carbon emissions by applying a specific group of technologies. Royal HaskoningDHV and PDC independently validated the potential reductions that could be achieved by applying these pre-selected innovative technologies before the end of 2025 across industries in the Netherlands. 

This project brings producer and user together, and innovations closer to the practice of industrial energy users. The independent study on the validation of innovative technologies is an important contribution to that process.

VEMW chairman Gertjan Lankhorst

Technologies were divided into five groups: motors and drives, heat integration, ICT, separation technology, and power flexibility. These groups covered a broad range of measures, from energy management systems to very concrete implementations, such as the introduction of specific controls on pumps. To manage the scale of the study, a sectoral approach was used, focusing on eight sectors covering more than 85% of the country’s industry.  

Reduction potential of 3 million tonnes CO2 by end of 2025 

We verified the technical and commercial viability of these technological solutions, as well as practical aspects such as the feasibility of implementation given the limited downtime in certain sectors. The return on investment needed to be realised within five years

Mathijs Bicknese, Business Development Manager Resources and Energy, Royal HaskoningDHV

When manpower and capital are not limiting factors, the 15 technologies validated in the study provide a feasible reduction potential of around 3 million tonnes of CO2 in the Netherlands up to and including 2025. This potential can be realised without additional infrastructure or new legislation and would deliver 20% of industry obligations in the climate agreement. If the payback time is increased to 10 years, the feasible reduction potential increases by 1 million tonnes per year. 

The study concludes that the industrial sectors that may have the biggest CO2 reduction from these technologies are food, paper, and specialty and polymer chemical production.

Practical report gives companies confidence in investment impact

“This report is very practical and gives companies confidence that investment in these technologies will provide the anticipated impact.” said Mathijs. “Although it is focused on industry in the Netherlands, the information is also useful to international organisations taking a programmatic approach to CO2 reduction across their worldwide assets.” 

After this study we assisted the 6-25 programme in setting up the living lab phase. It involved creating a blueprint for the organisational processes of the living lab phase as well as the selection of the pilots. In these, the programme, industry, technology and financial partners work together on the actual implementation of the technologies.

For the next phase of this project, Royal HaskoningDHV has been named official partner of the programme, where we have an advisory role offering our in-depth knowledge on energetic processes within the industry, stakeholder management and reporting.

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