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Title: Generation and Use of Thermal Energy in the U.S. Industrial Sector and Opportunities to Reduce its Carbon Emissions

Abstract

This report quantifies greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the industrial sector and identifies opportunities for non-GHG-emitting thermal energy sources to replace the most significant GHG-emitting U.S. industries based on targeted, process-level analysis of industrial heat requirements. The intent is to provide a basis for projecting opportunities for clean energy use. This provides a prospectus for small modular nuclear reactors (including nuclear-renewable hybrid energy systems), solar industrial process heat, and geothermal energy. This report provides a complement to analysis of process-efficiency improvement by considering how clean energy delivery and use by industry could reduce GHG emissions.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [2];  [2];  [1];  [2]
  1. National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
  2. Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Office of Strategic Programs (SP)
OSTI Identifier:
1335587
Report Number(s):
NREL/TP-6A50-66763; INL/EXT-16-39680
TRN: US1700847
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY, AND ECONOMY; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; GEOTHERMAL PROCESS HEAT; CARBON FOOTPRINT; INDUSTRY; EMISSION; MINIMIZATION; GREENHOUSE GASES; HYBRID SYSTEMS; REACTORS; RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES; SOLAR PROCESS HEAT; JISEA; greenhouse gas emissions; carbon dioxide; solar industrial process heat; geothermal energy; nuclear power; nuclear-renewable power; industrial heat; reducing emissions

Citation Formats

McMillan, Colin, Boardman, Richard, McKellar, Michael, Sabharwall, Piyush, Ruth, Mark, and Bragg-Sitton, Shannon. Generation and Use of Thermal Energy in the U.S. Industrial Sector and Opportunities to Reduce its Carbon Emissions. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.2172/1335587.
McMillan, Colin, Boardman, Richard, McKellar, Michael, Sabharwall, Piyush, Ruth, Mark, & Bragg-Sitton, Shannon. Generation and Use of Thermal Energy in the U.S. Industrial Sector and Opportunities to Reduce its Carbon Emissions. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/1335587
McMillan, Colin, Boardman, Richard, McKellar, Michael, Sabharwall, Piyush, Ruth, Mark, and Bragg-Sitton, Shannon. 2016. "Generation and Use of Thermal Energy in the U.S. Industrial Sector and Opportunities to Reduce its Carbon Emissions". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/1335587. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1335587.
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title = {Generation and Use of Thermal Energy in the U.S. Industrial Sector and Opportunities to Reduce its Carbon Emissions},
author = {McMillan, Colin and Boardman, Richard and McKellar, Michael and Sabharwall, Piyush and Ruth, Mark and Bragg-Sitton, Shannon},
abstractNote = {This report quantifies greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the industrial sector and identifies opportunities for non-GHG-emitting thermal energy sources to replace the most significant GHG-emitting U.S. industries based on targeted, process-level analysis of industrial heat requirements. The intent is to provide a basis for projecting opportunities for clean energy use. This provides a prospectus for small modular nuclear reactors (including nuclear-renewable hybrid energy systems), solar industrial process heat, and geothermal energy. This report provides a complement to analysis of process-efficiency improvement by considering how clean energy delivery and use by industry could reduce GHG emissions.},
doi = {10.2172/1335587},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/1335587}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {12}
}