An Analysis for identifying Energy Saving Opportunities for a Petrochemical Cluster in Times of Climate Change
Paper in proceedings, 2009
Industrial process clusters have good opportunities to collectively reduce energy usage and CO2 emissions. It is however essential to start an energy efficiency analysis with the process plant that is central for the cluster’s energy and material conversion. This paper illustrates this strategy for a petrochemical cracker plant located at the heart of a petrochemical cluster. A number of measures are identified that could reduce the cracker plant’s CO2 emissions by 13% and decrease the use of refrigeration by 20 MW. A number of options are discussed for harnessing the energy surplus created.