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Decoupling between development and emissions: Innovative climate change mitigation systems and technologies
KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemical Engineering and Technology, Energy Processes.
2010 (English)In: Proceedings of the first international conference on sustainable urbanization (ICSU 2010), Kowloon: Hong Kong Polytechnic Univ, Fac Construction & Environment , 2010, 734-734 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

A direct link between emissions and GDP is experienced in the most countries. The urgent actions for mitigating climate change call for the decoupling of the economic growth from emissions. Innovative climate change mitigation technologies and systems have critical roles to play in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and increasing greenhouse gas sinks. This presentation will review the experiences of the decoupling in Sweden, as an example. The wider adoption of existing climate-friendly technologies, and the development and deployment of demonstrated, new and improved and innovative technologies and increased utilization of non-fossil fuels are of importance together with the favorable policy incentives. Realizing the potential to reduce greenhouse gases emissions requires combined actions in all sectors of economy including adoption of energy-efficient technologies and practices, increased fuel switching toward lower carbon fuels, combined growth in the use of efficient energy systems, greater reliance on renewable energy sources, physical sequestration of CO2, and improving the end-use efficiency of energy uses etc. This talk also presents the technically integrated options related to renewable biomass energy systems for mitigating GHG emissions. Those options include industrial process improvement, energy optimization and integration with advanced power generation technologies, and integration of industrial processes with carbon capture and storage (CCS). Such options could create a new opportunities and possibilities for the future carbon-constrained economy, which may result in a "negative CO2 emission" energy system. The presentation will address the integration of CO2 capture into large industrial processes integrated with renewable bioenergy resources. Different possibilities with integrated energy systems will be proposed and analyzed.

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Kowloon: Hong Kong Polytechnic Univ, Fac Construction & Environment , 2010. 734-734 p.
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Civil Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-137736ISI: 000313637300091OAI: diva2:679716
ICSU 2010, First international conference on sustainable urbanization, 15-17 December 2010, Harbour Grand Kowloon, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong

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