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The Next Generation of Carbon for the Process Industry


Map and potential impact analysis of other non-conventional natural sources

Similar to D 1.2 this deliverable will present an overview and mapping for the non- conventional carbon sources, both in terms of availability and impact on Europe’s industry.

Flow model for technology recommendations

A published flow model enabling stakeholders to explore relevant new carbon feedstock technologies in their specific local situation.

Selection of most relevant processes for further investigations

Based on the results of WP1 and WP2 (tasks 2.1 to 2.2) a selection of the most relevant processes for further investigation will be defined.

Methodology to assess the economic prospects, carbon efficiency and LCA of the selected value chains

Current (published and non-published) work and Life Cycle Assessments (LCA) for selected routes and knowledge gaps will be identified. Where gaps are found a coarse-grid LCA will be conducted to assess the carbon efficiency of the route. If detailed LCA is not available for the best solutions identified in T4.4, a more detailed analysis will be recommended. Any routes that are not carbon efficient will be discounted at this stage.

Description of selected value chains and possible business models

Defining a methodology and define key indicators to assess the selected CO2/CO and non-conventional fossil natural resources in Europe is key in this deliverable. The methodology will include assumptions regarding inputs (energy, CO2/CO, non-conventional sources), processes, outputs and valorisation of potential by products. It will also define several scenarios for the sensitivity analysis of medium term estimates.

Map and potential impact analysis of all relevant shale gas sources

This deliverable will present an overview and mapping of relevant shale gas sources in Europe and the impact it can potentially have for the process industry in Europe. The European availability (both physical and political) will be related to international gas and gas-price developments in order to estimate the impact on availability and prices for Europe’s process industry.

Framework guidelines for acceptance and awareness

Production of a framework and guidance document for increasing acceptance and awareness of new carbon feedstocks. This publication will be focused on industries and SMEs looking to implement new carbon feedstock technologies.

Knowledge, Impact & Risk Management Plan

DECHEMA will set up a Knowledge, Impact & Risk Management Plan by M3.

Communication strategy

An internal project document defining the CarbonNext Communication, Engagement and Dissemination Plan. The document will contact definitions of stakeholders, identification of communication pathways and dissemination opportunities.

Report comparing the selected routes in terms of environmental impact

Indicators will be calculated and compared in the light of different European policy priorities (energy, growth, and climate). The report will show for each of the different investigated process routes the environmental impacts (in particular CO2 footprint).

Report on fully integrated and intensified value chain concepts for industrial symbiosis

The report will highlight industrial symbiosis where large emissions of CO2-containing gases or waste streams from one sector (such as cement, chemistry or steel) can be used as feedstock for another to improve value chains significantly. Potential industrial symbiotic relationships will be shown and described regarding equipment, carbon feedstock demand and business concepts. Attention will be paid to enable SME’s to increase their knowledge of how symbiotic relationships could function with localised industry and hence increase cost-competitiveness. Issues such as IP, ownership and revenue which will have to be resolved in “over the fence” process streams will be highlighted. The potential role of public private partnerships (could be a model e.g. for PtX as energy storage) will be investigated.

Map of all relevant CO2/CO containing gases

The map will consists of a detailed plan including location, volumes and local infrastructure and will help to evaluate the potential of the use of CO2 and CO sources. The collection of the data will be undertaken through desk research and interaction with relevant industrial associations.

CO2/CO and non-conventional fossil availability and price analysis

Here an overview will be presented to assess and forecast the effect of the availability and price of CO2/CO non-conventional fossil sources. Taking into account Europe’s 2030 climate and energy framework and the influence of ETS we will try to present several possible scenario’s.

Report comparing the selected routes in terms of current and future economic prospects

Indicators will be calculated and compared in the light of different European policy priorities (energy, growth, and climate) and in the light of market developments and prices. These indicators will consider for each of the different investigated process routes: business cases, value creation and costs (in essence economic viability).

Report on fully integrated and intensified value chain concepts for process selection

The report will highlight products and the processes to produce them where traditional carbon sources can be replaced in the near future by alternative, more sustainable carbon sources. Processes will be assessed based on their technology readiness level (TRL) whilst products will be assessing on market size and commercial value potential in task 2.1. Raw material inputs for each product will be identified. This task is simultaneously investigated to Task 2.2.

Report on findings of SME survey

A published report on the findings of the SME Survey into the key factors inhibiting the understanding and implementation of potential new carbon feedstock technologies.

Risk register for disruptive factors

Creation of a risk impact analysis report detailing potential disruptive technologies, policies and economic factors that could have considerable positive or negative impact on the deployment of new carbon feedstock technologies.

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