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Industrial Decarbonisation and Energy Efficiency Roadmaps to 2050: (March2015) Reports that set out potential pathways for the eight most heat-intensive industrial sectors to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve energy efficiency.

Iron and Steel
Oil Refining
Food and Drink
Pulp and Paper

In 2013, the Government committed to working with industry to develop long-term decarbonisation and energy efficiency roadmaps with industrial sectors, focusing on those that use the greatest amount of heat and represent the greatest greenhouse gas emissions. The resulting project focused on eight sectors: cement, ceramics, chemicals, food and drink, glass, iron and steel, oil refining, and paper and pulp.

These reports were commissioned by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). They were produced by a consortium of Parsons Brinckerhoff and DNV GL, based on a collaborative process featuring contributions from industry sector trade associations, their members, officials from DECC and BIS, and other experts.

Each of the eight sector-specific reports explains the specific features of that industry, how the processes work and what fuels they currently use. The report then sets out a range of techno-economic and business decision-making evidence on the decarbonisation issues that are most relevant to that sector. This evidence is synthesised to produce a series of potential pathways for emissions reduction.

Finally, the reports draw together conclusions from the evidence and pathways analysis to identify potential ways that progress could be made to help enable transition towards a low carbon economy with a competitive industrial sector. The emphasis is on collaborative working between industry, government and other stakeholders, considering issues such as supply chains, customer demand and the wider global perspective as well as technical and commercial challenges.

Building a high value bioeconomy: Opportunities from Waste: (March 2015) We are seeing a bioeconomy revolution sweeping the globe. We are facing a number of challenges across the world to deliver economic growth sustainably and in tandem with protecting and improving the environment and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. New innovative technologies can enable us to respond to these economic, environmental and societal drivers. The UK often leads the world where innovation is concerned and the bioeconomy is no exception. There is a real opportunity for the UK and for our businesses to develop and harness new processes and business models and to export solutions to the global market.

Supporting growth of the UK bioeconomy: opportunities from waste: (March 2015) A report highlighting the range of actions being taken across government to grow the bioeconomy using waste as a feedstock. This report highlights the economic and environmental potential of this emerging economy. There are important things government can, and is doing to support the bioeconomy sector and prevent barriers impacting on its growth. This includes investment to support the commercialisation and scale-up of new innovation, and increase the level and accessibility of publicly available data on the UK feedstock supply chain.

Low Carbon Industrial Strategy: (July 2009) which aims to ensure that British businesses and workers are equipped to maximise the economic opportunities and minimise the costs of the move to a low carbon economy.

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