Improving the efficiency and performance of industrial systems can yield large energy and cost savings, particularly for energy-intensive industries such as iron and steel. This results in significant economic benefits to industry and helps Canada to realize its goals for a sustainable energy future that results in far less impact on our environment.
CanmetENERGY’s Industrial Innovation Group works closely with Canadian industry to identify priority technologies that can reduce and/or recover energy loss in the following areas:
Industrial Energy Systems, including combustion, process heating, combined heat and power, compressed air, motors, pumps and fans, account for approximately 80% of all energy used by industry. On average, 30% to 40% of that energy is lost. We help Canadian companies reduce and recover this lost energy thereby lowering their productions costs as well as their need for fossil fuels. This aids in mitigating the threat of global warming by reducing the GHGs emitted by these industries.
Our experts perform research and development that further lowers the use of carbon-intensive fossil fuels within Canadian industry by reducing the technical barriers to replacement fuels such as renewables/biomass. We also promote the adoption of economically sound industrial technologies and processes that reduce energy use and emissions.
To view some of our success stories with Canadian Industry, visit our partners page.