Industrial sector Abatement cost curve in Germany 2020

DECISION MAKER PERSPECTIVE

Abatement cost EUR/t C02e

200 150

Overall: Energy-saving drives

Overall: Efficiency optimization of lighting in buildings

Overall: Heat recovery in ventilation systems/ air conditioning in buildings

Cement: Fuel substitution-

Non-ferrous metals: Electrolysis efficiency _ improvements Steel: CCS —

Steel: Thin slabbing/ direct casting

Overall: Optimization of heating systems in buildings

Chemicals: Efficiency of catalytic converters

Steel: Production shift from Paper: BF/BOF to EAF

Efficiency improvements

I 25 Overall: Mechanical optimizations of drive systems

Overall:

Variable speed drives

(in diverse motor system applications)

M I I 30 I 35 Chemicals: N20 decomposition in adipic acid production

I 25 Overall: Mechanical optimizations of drive systems

Overall:

Variable speed drives

(in diverse motor system applications)

45 50

Chemicals: Cumulative

N2° abatement decomposition potential in nitric acid Mt C02e production

Cement: Clinker substitution

□ Abatement lever < EUR 20/t C02e i Abatement lever < EUR 20/t C02e

Figure 1.3 Example if a cost abatement curve [8].

the commercially most attractive measure is on the left hand side of the graph. This type of figure ranks the measures. We can easily read from it how much CO2e we can save, if we implement all measures with positive economics.

Such graphs are also helpful tools for companies to manage their measures, develop a quantitative strategy for dealing with climate change and achieve GHG targets. The CO 2e calculations are done according to the GHG balance of the company (see above). The economic impact is calculated with standard or simplified assessments, for example, annuity methods and typical requirements for amortization periods.

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