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Energy efficiency potentials in the chlor-alkali sector - a case study of shandong province in China

: Li, Chansheng; Zhu, Lei; Fleiter, Tobias


Fan, Ying (Ed.); Eichhammer, Wolfgang (Ed.) ; Fraunhofer-Institut für System- und Innovationsforschung -ISI-, Karlsruhe; Chinese Academy of Sciences, Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research, Beijing:
Energy & Environment - Special Issue: Theoretical Advances and Empirical Lessons on Emissions Trading Schemes
Brentwood, Essex: Multi-Science Publishing, 2014
ISSN: 0958-305X
Journal Article
Fraunhofer ISI ()
energy efficiency; Chlor-Alkali sector; energy saving potentials; energy-efficient technologies; CO2 marginal abatement cost

In this paper, we assess 13 process technologies to improve energy efficiency in the Chlor-Alkali sector of Shandong province in China up to 2025 using a technoeconomic approach. The results show energy efficiency improvement (EEI) potentials of 9% in the caustic soda and 38% in the polyvinyl chloride (PVC) production process compared to a frozen-efficiency development. The most influential technologies are energy-efficient electrolysis technology in brine electrolysis step and heat recovery technology in Vinyl Chloride Monomer synthesis (VCM) step. The energy savings can be translated into mitigated CO2 emissions of 10 Mt in 2025. The larger part of this potential is found to be cost-effective from a firm's perspective. In conclusion, significant saving potentials are still available. However, to achieve the all potentials, additional energy policies are needed.