Industrial Decarbonisation Pact: the alliance to reduce emissions from Italian industry

9 Jun 2023

The fight against climate change has become a central issue for energy-intensive industries, and for this reason the Industrial Decarbonisation Pact (IDP) was born.

The Industrial Decarbonisation Pact is an alliance between the Italian industries of steel, paper, cement, ceramics, chemicals, foundries and glass, which aims to accelerate the ecological transition.

Let’s find out more about it.

What is the Industrial Decarbonisation Pact

What is the Industrial Decarbonisation Pact in a nutshell? As we have already mentioned, the above-mentioned industry associations have come together to create this pact in partnership with the Boston Consulting Group (BCG).

Specifically, they have together outlined a long-term strategy for the hard-to-abate sectors (i.e. the hard-to-decarbonise sectors) to achieve carbon neutrality targets and, at the same time, safeguard the socio-economic role of the industries.

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Specifically, the IDP project also includes some of the main trade associations of the national industrial system: Assocarta, Assofond, Assovetro, Confindustria Ceramica, Federacciai, Federbeton and Federchimica.

In practice, this alliance is both fundamental and strategic. In fact, it unites all companies towards a single goal: development that aims at environmental, social and economic sustainability.

What are the objectives of the Industrial Decarbonisation Pact?

The goals of the Industrial Decarbonisation Pact are those of decarbonisation enshrined in Goal 7 of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development entitled ‘Clean and Affordable Energy’.

A path that can be achieved through a diversified portfolio of solutions that are divided into traditional and strategic.

Traditional solutions include:

  • energy efficiency
  • circular economy
  • low carbon fuels

While for strategic solutions we have:

  • CO2 capture, storage and reuse
  • green fuels (hydrogen and biomethane)
  • electrification of production processes

All these elements, if supported by an action plan, could lead to a reduction in emissions of up to 40% by 2030.

Furthermore, the IPD pact will start from the decarbonisation project of the Po Valley with an operational plan for 16 industrial districts comprising about 165 sites. Here the goal, being a highly industrialised area, is always to reduce CO2 emissions by 2030.

In order to achieve the long-term goal of carbon neutrality (2050), strategic solutions such as CO2 capture, electrification and green fuels will have to be exploited to the full. These three solutions could guarantee up to 70-80% less total emissions from the hard-to-abate sectors.

Simplifhy’s solutions for decarbonisation

At Simplifhy, we support the initiation of concrete projects by industry to find solutions for the decarbonisation of hard-to-abate sectors.

As the first Italian solution provider we are able to offer strategies and systems for the decarbonisation of industry through the use of hydrogen-based technologies.

Specifically, we offer ourselves as a supplier of complete solutions, from the design and engineering phases through to the implementation and management of the plant.

Furthermore, we realise custom-made projects designed to meet the specific needs of each customer.

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In Simplifhy we offer strategies and systems for the decarbonisation of industry, through deployment of Hydrogen-based technologies as an alternative fuel.

Our plants are tailoredaccording to the necessities of each specific project.

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