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Titel:
The future of the petro-chemical industry: a MARKAL-MATTER analysis
 
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Gepubliceerd door: Publicatie datum:
ECN Beleidsstudies 1-9-1999
 
ECN publicatienummer: Publicatie type:
ECN-C--99-052 ECN rapport
 
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MARKAL-MATTER model results regarding the impact of greenhouse gaspolicies on the petrochemical industry in Western Europe are discussed from an integrated chain perspective. The MARKAL-MATTER model gives insight how different technologies might develop in the next decades at different emission permit prices. First, the present situation in the petrochemical industry is described. Next, techno-economic emission reduction options are discussed. The results of this modelling study show that up to 75% emission reduction can be achieved in the life cycle of petrochemicals through various emission reduction strategies. However, significant costs are involved with these strategies and the R and D effort should focus on new and non-traditional research areas. 69 refs.


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