Product substitution and increased material efficiency in the energy-intensive primary industry
Definition of products subject to the EU ETS, development of a database with specific parameters and determination of CO2 cost components along the value chain for selected case studies.
German Environment Agency (UBA)
Duration: April 2019 – June 2021
In order to be able to pursue possible analyses of such demand-side options for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from industry, the data basis must first be improved. In order to be able to estimate the impact of such options on GHG emissions reliably, corresponding product-related emission balances are necessary, which are not yet available. The aim of this project is to establish a solid information and database for the Federal Environment Agency on CO2 emissions and the economic significance of various products that can be attributed to the industrial activities and sectors covered by the ETS. For this purpose, a comprehensive picture of the available data is provided, and these are prepared accordingly for further use by the client.
Project goals and results
Tasks of IREES
Identification of the products produced by the activities covered by the ETS.
Determination of the cumulated CO2 emissions, economic parameters and, if applicable, central input cost components of the central production steps for these products.
Determination of the relative importance of the products regarding their emissions and economic relevance Determination of relative CO2 cost shares, e.g. at the BWS of the value-added stageIn addition, IREES will be responsible for sub-project management of work package 3, where two case studies will be used to analyze the further processing stages outside the activities covered by the ETS, from at least one example to the end product. This includes a (MFCA-supported) estimation of the CO2 cost shares of the value added at the involved further processing stages.IREES also contributes to the formulation of policy recommendations and the design and conduction of two workshops
Fraunhofer ISI (Project coordinator)