Industrial Energy accounts for 19.4% of total global greenhouse gas emissions. (IPCC 2007)
THE CURRENT SITUATION
Industrial activities play an important role in the economic well-being
world-wide. However, industrial activities also have a significant
impact on the environment in terms of emissions. 14,4% of industrial GHG
emissions are directly related to fuel combustion for industrial use,
the remaining 5% is due to industrial processes.
sector offers tremendous opportunity for energy savings, in particular
there are significant gains to be made from focusing on energy
efficiency improvements within facilities, and at the same time many
international organizations are stressing the need to find ways to
substitute the use of emission emitting fossil fuels with renewable
Global Gateways generates energy with a carbon negative balance from
waste. This renewable energy can be delivered as electricity through the
national grid or as thermal energy to local industries, replacing the
use of fossil fuels, while at the same time improving on existing waste
treatment solutions and reducing emissions from disposal of waste.
competitiveness is highly influenced by the price of energy, Global
Gateways provides local industry with a clear benefit to their bottom
line, derived from the supply of thermal energy at a lower cost than
current fossil fuel sources and a lower environmental impact, reducing
the need to purchase emission allowances.
emphasis on maximization of recycling all waste, leads to providing the
industrial sector with recycled materials for their production process,
leading to a reduced environmental impact, as emissions from processing
recycled materials are substantially lower than mining raw material for
the production of the same product.