In 2009, EU leaders set a legislation to meet its climate and energy targets for the year 2020, The 2020 package. The 2020 package is the EU’s key tool for cutting greenhouse gas emissions from large scale facilities in the power and industry sectors. The package has three main targets:
– 20% cut in greenhouse gas emissions (from 1990 levels)
– 20% of EU energy from renewables
– 20% improvement in energy efficiency
The EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) covers a number of sectors and gases including carbon dioxide (CO2) from power and heat generation, energy-intensive industry sectors and commercial aviation. The ETS accounts for around 45% of the EU’s greenhouse gas emissions. Because of it’s large footprint, the 2020 target is for emissions from these sectors to be 21% lower than in 2005.
Many chemical production companies are now under increasing pressure to hit their energy efficiency targets and the EU has adopted a number of measures to improve efficiency in Europe including large companies conducting energy audits at least every four years.
At Biochemica Water, we have been helping our customers in the chemical and petrochemical production industries to hit their 2020 package targets. Our onsite technical experts have been correctly monitoring and chemically treating their process systems and, where necessary, assisting them with chemical cleaning of fouled systems and heat exchangers. Our diagnosis work has helped to improve heat transfer within these systems which results in the usage of less energy, less fuel and therefore less emissions.
The reduction in emissions is continually helping our customers in the chemical and petrochemical production industries to hit their 2020 package targets of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 20% on 1990 levels.
If you’d like our experts to assess your site to find the right solutions to reach your 2020 package targets, contact us today.