CO2 emissions and mitigation potential in China's ammonia industry

Zhou W, Zhu B, Li Q, Ma T, Hu S, & Griffy-Brown C (2010). CO2 emissions and mitigation potential in China's ammonia industry. Energy Policy 38 (7): 3701-3709. DOI:10.1016/j.enpol.2010.02.048.

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Abstract

Significant pressure from increasing CO2 emissions and energy consumption in China's industrialization process has highlighted a need to understand and mitigate the sources of these emissions. Ammonia production, as one of the most important fundametal industries in China, represents those heavy industries that contribute largely to this sharp increasing trend. In the country with the largest population in the world, ammonia output has undergone fast growth spurred by increasing demand for fertilizer of food production since 1950s. However, various types of technologies implemented in the industry make ammonia plants in China operate with huge differences in both energy consumption and CO2 emissions. With consideration of these unique features, this paper attempts to estimate the amount of CO2 emission from China's ammonia production, and analyze the potential for carbon mitigation in the industry. Based on the estimation, related policy implications and measures required to realize the potential for mitigation are also discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: China's ammonia industry; CO2 emission; CO2 mitigation potential
Research Programs: Energy (ENE)
Transitions to New Technologies (TNT)
Bibliographic Reference: Energy Policy; 38(7):3701-3709 (July 2010) (Published online 12 March 2010)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 08:44
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2016 07:45
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/9275

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