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On the road to making ceramic production greener

Up until now, ceramic production has had a pretty bad reputation when it comes to environmental issues. But that’s starting to change. Gabriele Frignani is responsible for applied research at SACMI FORNI SpA*, a company that manufactures machinery and turnkey plants for the ceramics, packaging, food and automation industries. He spoke to ESCI about what can be done to make ceramic production more…

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How reusing waste heat can take aluminium one step closer to becoming a greener industry
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How reusing waste heat can take aluminium one step closer to becoming a greener industry

Aluminium is one of the most recycled commodities in the world, but the processes involved in the production of this metal still leave a high environmental impact on the planet. New waste heat…

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Four young scientists talk about the future of waste heat recovery
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Four young scientists talk about the future of waste heat recovery

On the crossroads to sustainability, energy intensive industries face huge challenges – waste heat recovery is one of the most promising options to save energy, feed a circular economy and go green.…

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Going DEEP
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Going DEEP

In addressing our long-term climate and energy goals, we seriously need to upscale investments in energy efficiency, because reducing demand is a major element in reducing GHG emissions. The Energy…

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Reducing emission from cement and steel manufacturing
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Reducing emission from cement and steel manufacturing

Electricity is remarkably versatile in terms of its potential uses, but some industrial processes will be difficult to decarbonise irrespective of Europe’s overall decarbonisation strategy. Cement,…

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Chemical Industry could go totally carbon neutral
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Chemical Industry could go totally carbon neutral

The chemical industry could become carbon neutral, new research indicates. Switzerland’s Federal Council has decided that the country should become carbon-neutral by 2050. This may be challenging as…

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UNIDO: Industrial energy efficiency: Picking the low-hanging fruit
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UNIDO: Industrial energy efficiency: Picking the low-hanging fruit

The following article is the keynote article in the Global Sustain Yearbook 2016/17 by LI Yong, Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). Li Yong focusses…

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