5 Solutions to Reduce CO2 Emissions for Industries

5 Solutions to Reduce CO2 Emissions for Industries

If you are looking for solutions to reduce CO2 emissions for industries , this article suggests appropriate emission reduction solutions worth considering!

Below are 5 solutions to reduce CO2 emissions for industries, which have been carefully selected and analyzed by VREnergy to support you. Join us to find out these solutions now!

Why do industries need to REDUCE CO2 EMISSIONS ?

Climate change is one of humanity’s biggest challenges. Industry contributes a large amount of CO2 emissions to the atmosphere, driving climate change. Therefore, finding and applying solutions to reduce CO2 emissions in industry is extremely urgent.

These are the answers to the question: Why do industries need deflation?

  • Negative impact on the environment: Industry is one of the largest sources of greenhouse gas emissions, especially CO2. Excessive CO2 emissions lead to climate change, causing many serious consequences such as:
  • Impact on human health: Climate change due to CO2 emissions causes environmental pollution, directly affecting human health such as:
  • Increased production costs: Climate change leads to natural disasters, affecting infrastructure and supply chains, disrupting production activities, increasing costs for businesses.
  • Market demand: Consumers are increasingly interested in environmentally friendly products, putting pressure on businesses to reduce CO2 emissions.
  • Shared responsibility of the community: Reducing CO2 emissions is the shared responsibility of the entire society, contributing to protecting the environment and ensuring sustainable development for future generations.
Industry is one of the largest sources of greenhouse gas emissions
Industry is one of the largest sources of greenhouse gas emissions

We must agree that the whole world is paying attention to climate change. If businesses want to build a more sustainable industrial future, while also solving the current energy crisis, they need to do more to reduce energy consumption and emissions. They must eliminate negative problems and focus on developing more sustainable values.

5 SOLUTIONS to reduce CO2 emissions for industries

Climate change is an urgent issue, requiring everyone’s contribution. In particular, industries play an important role in reducing CO2 emissions. One of the most effective solutions is to improve energy efficiency.

Let’s join VREnergy to learn in detail about the issue of “Improving energy efficiency”!

Improve energy use efficiency

Industry is one of the largest sources of greenhouse gas emissions , especially CO2 , due to fossil fuel use. Improving energy efficiency helps reduce fuel consumption, thereby reducing greenhouse gas emissions, contributing to environmental protection and responding to climate change.

When the operations of industries are applied with energy-saving equipment and technology, it will help businesses optimize energy costs, while improving operational efficiency and profits.

If your business is interested in improving energy efficiency, you can find out information about ISO 50001 Standard – International Standard on Energy Management Systems developed and issued by ISO. . The purpose of this international standard is to help organizations and businesses establish the systems and processes necessary to IMPROVE energy performance, including energy use, consumption and efficiency.

ISO 50001 Standard: International Standard for Energy Management Systems
ISO 50001 Standard: International Standard for Energy Management Systems

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Businesses can choose combined solutions such as converting renewable energy and developing carbon capture and storage technology that VREnergy will propose in the content sections below.

Convert to renewable energy

Converting to renewable energy is the solution that many businesses are most interested in. Renewable energy solutions such as solar power wind power , and biomass power do not emit greenhouse gases during operation, contributing to minimizing impacts on the environment and responding to climate change. Queen.

In recent years, the trend of switching to using renewable energy, specifically rooftop solar power, is being chosen by many businesses because it brings practical benefits.

Although there are many benefits, choosing the right renewable energy solution needs to be carefully considered based on many factors such as:

  • Determine energy needs
  • Financial capability
  • Geographical location
  • Technology
  • Solution provider
  • Operation and maintenance
Rooftop solar power system at YAKULT VIETNAM Co., Ltd. - Total capacity 485 kWp
Rooftop solar power system at YAKULT VIETNAM Co., Ltd. – Total capacity 485 kWp
Kien Giang Bia factory solar power installation project - VREnergy was completed in 2020 with a total capacity of up to 2,500 kWp
Kien Giang Bia factory solar power installation project – VREnergy was completed in 2020 with a total capacity of up to 2.500 kWp

Change raw materials and production processes

Industrial production activities play an important role in the economic development of each country. However, this activity also causes many negative impacts on the environment, specifically the negative impacts are:

  • Greenhouse gas emissions: Industry is one of the largest sources of greenhouse gas emissions, especially CO2, which contributes to climate change.
  • Environmental pollution: Industrial production activities pollute the water, air and land, affecting human health and the ecosystem.
  • Waste of resources: The production process consumes a large amount of natural resources such as water, minerals, and energy, leading to waste and depletion of resources.
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5 steps to reduce pregnancy during pregnancy for industrial sectors 6 min

Because of the above impacts, the application of CLEANER PRODUCTION processes with LESS CO2 EMISSIONS is being encouraged by the State, and leading enterprises have responded positively.

Some examples of changes in materials and production processes include:

  • Using recycled and environmentally friendly materials.
  • Use solar and wind energy instead of fossil fuels.
  • Apply automation technology, optimize closed production processes.

The need for environmental protection and sustainable development is increasing, and countries around the world are moving towards a green economy.

Businesses need to change raw materials and production processes to fit this general development trend.

Planting forests

Forests play an important role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Green plants in the forest use photosynthesis to use CO2 to make food and release oxygen. According to research, one hectare of forest can absorb an average of 6 tons of CO2 per year .

Planting and protecting forests will help keep carbon in biomass and soil, preventing CO2 from being released into the atmosphere. The following suggestive solutions businesses can consider applying:

  • Afforestation: Industries can invest in afforestation to offset the amount of CO2 emitted during production.
  • Planting raw materials: Planting plants for industrial production such as wood, bamboo, rattan…
  • Develop afforestation projects: Cooperate with non-governmental organizations and local communities to implement effective afforestation projects.
  • Developing a forest economic model: Combining afforestation with aquaculture, ecotourism…
Industries can invest in afforestation to offset the amount of CO2 emitted during production
Industries can invest in afforestation to offset the amount of CO2 emitted during production

Afforestation plays an important role in reducing CO2 emissions for industries. Close coordination between the Government, businesses and communities is needed to effectively protect and develop sustainable forests.

Developing and applying CARBON RECOVERY AND STORAGE (CCS) TECHNOLOGY

Finally, there is a potential breakthrough CO2 emission reduction solution for industries – carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology.

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology is a process consisting of three main stages:

  • Phase 1: CO2 recovery – CO2 is recovered from emission sources such as power plants and industrial factories.
  • Stage 2: Transporting CO2 – CO2 is compressed into liquid form for easy transport. Liquid CO2 is transported by pipeline or tanker to storage.
  • Stage 3: CO2 is stored underground in deep geological formations. CO2 can also be mineralized into rock for long-term storage.
CCS technology plays an important role in reducing CO2 emissions
CCS technology plays an important role in reducing CO2 emissions

Because it significantly reduces CO2 emissions into the environment, CSS is applied in industries such as:

  • Electricity industry: CO2 recovery from power plants using fossil fuels.
  • Industrial production industry: CO2 recovery from cement, steel, and chemical factories.
  • Oil and gas exploitation industry: CO2 recovery from natural gas exploitation and processing activities.

CCS technology plays an important role in reducing CO2 emissions, contributing to responding to climate change. With widespread development and adoption, CCS will be the key to a green and sustainable future for industries.

Evaluating the potential of the solution: Carbon capture and storage technology (CCS)

According to a report from the International Energy Agency: By 2030, about 1.6 billion tons of CO2 need to be captured each year and this number will increase to 7.6 billion tons by 2050.

Of this, 95% of this captured CO2 should be stored in permanent geological storage and the remaining 5% used to produce biofuels or for other purposes.

And Vietnam is assessed to have the potential to store CO2. Research data from the Institute of Energy and the Vietnam Petroleum Institute shows that there are 34 oil fields with the potential to store more than 10 million tons of CO2.

In addition, existing oil and gas exploitation infrastructure can also be used to transport CO2, with a capacity of 23 to 357 million tons of CO2.

The above are all suitable foundations to actively deploy carbon capture, use, and storage (CCS/CCSUS) projects in the future to ensure the implementation of the carbon neutral commitment in the near future.

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CO2 Capture and Storage Technology will benefit from selling carbon credits or participating in the carbon market

Implementing CSS/CCU will open up new and profitable business opportunities for Vietnam from selling carbon credits or participating in the carbon market; strengthen Vietnam’s position; At the same time, it contributes to increasing reputation in compliance with regulations on combating climate change and reducing greenhouse gases.

Conclude

There are many effective solutions to reduce CO2 emissions in industry. Enterprises need to apply solutions suitable to their industry characteristics and actual conditions. Reducing CO2 emissions not only contributes to environmental protection but also brings economic benefits to businesses.

To summarize, reducing CO2 emissions in industry is a common task of the entire society. Businesses, governments and communities need to join hands to implement effective solutions, contributing to protecting the environment and responding to climate change.

Hope the information in the article is useful to you!