Topic Sheet: Industrial Electrification

Topic sheet no 12, June 2021 (click link for download)

Electrification of the industrial sector has been identified as a key option to reduce GHG emissions in several innovation agendas at national level. These agendas indicate a high overall technical potential for industrial electrification. Literature also indicates significant potential co- benefits of industrial electrification. It is, however, recognized that although many of the essential technological elements for industrial electrification already exist, the large diversity of processes and high levels of process integration required make solutions very complex. Significant challenges exist in cost and engineering development as well as barriers in investment and infrastructure requirements, and further technological development to reduce costs.

This Topic Sheet is based on the first Task Report – Mapping of Activities – from the IETS Annex XIX Electrification in Industry (available for download).