Energy efficiency potential for China's cement industry: A bottom-up technology-level analysis

Ali Hasanbeigi, William Morrow, David Fridley, Eric Masanet, Tengfang Xu, Jayant Sathaye, Nina Zheng, Lynn Price

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Abstract

China's annual cement production (i.e., 1,868 Mt) in 2010 accounted for nearly half of the world's annual cement production in the same year. We analyzed 23 energy efficiency technologies and measures applicable to the processes in the cement industry. Using a bottom-up electricity conservation supply curve model, the cumulative cost-effective electricity savings potential for the Chinese cement industry for 2010-2030 is estimated to be 410 TWh, and the total technical electricity saving potential is 468 TWh. The fuel conservation supply curve model for the cement industry shows cumulative cost-effective fuel savings potential of 6,248 PJ-equivalent to the total technical potential.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLeveraging Technology for a Sustainable World - Proceedings of the 19th CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering
EditorsDavid A. Dornfeld, Barbara S. Linke
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Pages91-96
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9783642290688
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
Event19th CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, LCE 2012 - Berkeley, United States
Duration: May 23 2012May 25 2012

Publication series

NameLeveraging Technology for a Sustainable World - Proceedings of the 19th CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering

Other

Other19th CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, LCE 2012
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBerkeley
Period5/23/125/25/12

Keywords

  • Bottom-up modeling
  • Chinese cement industry
  • Energy efficiency technologies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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