Understanding energy consumption patterns and opportunities for improvement is a fundamental step on industry’s path toward energy savings and energy efficiency. Energetics is providing a foundational reference to guide this first strategic step, having recently published four energy bandwidth reports. These analyses compare energy consumption for defined industrial process areas to determine bandwidths of technical energy savings opportunities. Energetics prepared bandwidth reports for four major energy-intensive U.S. industries: chemical, iron and steel, petroleum refining, and pulp and paper.
The studies are the result of several months of research and analysis. Energetics staff reviewed the existing topical literature, evaluated manufacturing data obtained through published and networked sources, and consulted with both internal and external experts. The reports present findings using both detailed tables and user-friendly visuals; the example graphic illustrates the format of summary information provided. Industry stakeholders can use the reports to understand the processes and products that consume the most energy and the range of potential energy savings, which helps in identifying and prioritizing areas of focus.
The reports can be found on the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office website and are accessible by clicking the links below:
- Bandwidth Study on Energy Use and Potential Energy Saving Opportunities in U.S. Chemical Manufacturing
- Bandwidth Study on Energy Use and Potential Energy Saving Opportunities in U.S. Iron and Steel Manufacturing
- Bandwidth Study on Energy Use and Potential Energy Saving Opportunities in U.S. Petroleum Refining
- Bandwidth Study on Energy Use and Potential Energy Saving Opportunities in U.S. Pulp and Paper Manufacturing
For more information about Energetics’ expertise in energy and industry analysis, please contact us.