Decarbonizing Industrial Processes
Current industry emits 29 percent of global CO2 emissions. In response, many industrial firms have set aggressive Scope 1 and 2 carbon reduction targets with an overall goal of achieving net zero carbon emissions in 2030.
To achieve these goals, industrial firms will need to reconfigure their energy footprint ranging from energy input types to how energy is used, stored, what kinds of processes are implemented and how residual carbon is dealt with. The resulting Industrial Energy Transition is wide and deep in scope since it extends across the entire industrial value chain and offers many opportunities for carbon reduction measures.
However, the Industrial Energy Transition must be done right and needs to be affordable, reliable, scalable and sustainable. To accomplish this will require new levels of collaboration between innovators, such as startup firms, and established industrial players, like Saint-Gobain, with a focus on innovation and sustainability on a global scale.
Saint-Gobain has developed a broad and deep offering in technical materials, including R&D, supply chain and global market access. Many of these materials play an active role in Industrial Energy Transition technologies, such as electrochemical processes, coatings, sealing, catalyst systems, manufacturing and other areas. Saint-Gobain’s technical materials are supported through eight Saint-Gobain R&D sites and 3,600 researchers globally. Through our external venturing program, NOVA by Saint-Gobain, we are seeking innovators, startups and founders to join us in developing the future of the Industrial Energy Transition.