December 1, 2021 - 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time (ET)
Industrial Decarbonization: The Energy Challenge
As a sector, industry contributes approximately one third of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, with the majority of these emissions stemming from heat and electricity required for industrial processes. Whether generated on-site or purchased from external suppliers, energy thus lies at the heart of industrial decarbonization. Unlike other sectors, however, industry cannot rely on electrification to substitute energy needs across all processes. Calcination or smelting activities that require very-high-temperature heat, for instance, may necessitate alternative solutions, such as hydrogen. To address the energy dimension of industrial decarbonization, two recognized experts, Emre Gençer of the MIT Energy Initiative and Dan Seligman of Ceres, will draw on recent academic research and practical experience to offer insights on potential challenges and solutions.