The biogenic CO2 breakdown: which 6 sectors have the most emissions?
Large industrial plants frequently use biomass as a power source or raw material, resulting in the release of CO2 that contains carbon from the biomass. This type of CO2 is known as biogenic CO2 emissions. Unlike fossil fuel emissions that release carbon that’s been stored for millions of years, biogenic CO2 comes from recent carbon […]
Big role for CCUS in the iron and steel industry
The iron and steel industry plays a vital role in modern society, including the energy transition. But it also comes with significant GHG emissions. This blog post offers an overview of the industry’s production processes, including the different types of GHG emissions, and various mitigation options including the role that CCUS can take. Iron and […]
8 key learnings from the latest EU ETS emission data for 2022
The latest EU Emission Trading Scheme (ETS) data, with verified emissions for 2022, has been published early April on the EU Transaction Log. Our early analysis of the data for the power and industry sectors show a 1.4% reduction in emissions between 2021 and 2022. In this article we provide 8 key learnings based on […]
Ethanol – A Great Starting point for Carbon Capture?
Ethanol is a great compound. It keeps our hands clean during pandemics, it’s used as a feedstock for many industrial chemicals, it can power fuel cells, and it works well in combustion engines. And yes, it can also bring a special touch to celebrations. In addition, ethanol can be a front runner for developing carbon […]
Great EU ETS news
The EU emissions trading system, also known as EU ETS, is a cap and trade setup of emission allowances for the power generation sector and energy-intensive industry. As a tool in the tool box of emission reductions, think of it as the EU’s biggest hammer, covering about 40 % of the EU’s total CO2 emissions. […]
Interesting GHG Emission Trends for Different Industry Segments
In Endrava, we’re passionate about greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). More specifically, cutting those emissions in the best way possible. With CaptureMap, we often get caught up in looking at sites or segments individually, but in this blog post we wanted to use the tool differently. In this article we provide an overview of CO2 emission […]
E-PRTR: 4 reasons why we love and hate the E-PRTR database
CaptureMap is based on public data, that means that the facilities on the map measure or calculate their CO2 emissions, and report them to their national authorities who then publish the data openly. We pick the data up, and integrate it in our tool. Sounds easy, right? One of the main databases we use is […]
CCS Ready to Conquer the Ammonia Industry
Ammonia is not typically discussed at the dinner tables around the world, but it should be: it’s a vital chemical for making fertilizer, enabling efficient food production for a growing world population. Ammonia’s importance is also linked to significant energy needs and large greenhouse gas emissions. In this article, we give a brief background on […]
Carbon capture is essential to cut emissions in the cement industry
The European cement industry has launched ambitious climate targets towards 2030 and 2050. This article from Endrava takes a closer look at the cement industry from an emissions perspective, highlighting the key importance of carbon capture and storage in required emission reductions. We then use our own tool called CaptureMap to get a better understanding […]
Good potential for CCS on Waste-to-Energy plants
There is increasing interest in the potential for capturing CO2 from waste-to-energy (WtE) plants in Europe, and safely storing it. But how many of these plants are there in Europe, how much CO2 do they emit and how much could be captured?