Manufacturers can replace fossil fuels with renewable electricity, eliminating up to 8% of Australian emissions.
When you pour a can of beer, open a jar, read a book or buy a plastic drink bottle, do you think about the energy used to make them?
For manufacturers to transform raw materials into everyday products they require enormous amounts of heat, which causes 8% of Australian greenhouse gas emissions – as much as our entire car fleet and more than the state of South Australia. Globally, the contribution of process heat is higher – about 12% of all emissions.
Electrifying Industry shows how manufacturers can generate heat differently, through the smart use of renewable electricity. By electrifying industry, Australian can eliminate up to 8% of national emissions.
Electricity is remarkably versatile and has no practical temperature limit, meaning it can power any industrial heat process from cooking a can of beans to melting 100 tonnes of iron. It allows us to make things in a smarter way and can double the efficiency of many industrial processes, saving money in the process.