Decentralised energy futures: The changing emissions reduction landscape

McLellan, Benjamin, Florin, Nick, Giurco, Damien, Kishita, Yusuke, Itaoka, Kenshi and Tezuka, Tetsuo (2015). Decentralised energy futures: The changing emissions reduction landscape. In: 22nd CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering. 22nd CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, LCE 2015, Sydney, NSW Australia, (138-143). 7- 9 April 2015. doi:10.1016/j.procir.2015.02.052

Author McLellan, Benjamin
Florin, Nick
Giurco, Damien
Kishita, Yusuke
Itaoka, Kenshi
Tezuka, Tetsuo
Title of paper Decentralised energy futures: The changing emissions reduction landscape
Conference name 22nd CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, LCE 2015
Conference location Sydney, NSW Australia
Conference dates 7- 9 April 2015
Convener CIRP
Proceedings title 22nd CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering   Check publisher's open access policy
Journal name Procedia CIRP   Check publisher's open access policy
Place of Publication Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier
Publication Year 2015
Year available 2015
Sub-type Fully published paper
DOI 10.1016/j.procir.2015.02.052
Open Access Status DOI
ISSN 2212-8271
Volume 29
Start page 138
End page 143
Total pages 6
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
The world is witnessing an energy revolution as renewables become more competitive and energy security becomes a high priority for an increasing number of countries. This development is changing the point along the supply chain ripe for reducing emissions. Whereas carbon capture and storage (CCS) coupled to coal or gas power production offers the potential to decarbonise the current centralised power systems, this relies on a significant increase in electrification to achieve deep emission reductions beyond the power sector, including industrial emissions and transportation. At the same time there is a trend towards decentralised industrial processes, e.g., driven by cost reductions in decentralised production systems and miniature processing plant. New strategies for reducing emissions from decentralised industrial and energy emission point sources will be increasingly important. This paper evaluates different emission reduction strategies that may be relevant to a decentralised energy and manufacturing future, including increased electrification, energy storage, renewable energy and renewable feedstock. Systemic opportunities or barriers and considerations of policy and decentralised decision-making are examined.
Keyword Carbon capture
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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