In France, industry accounts for nearly 20% of greenhouse gas emissions1. This is the 4th highest-emitting sector after transport, agriculture and building. Reducing industrial CO2 emissions is a key challenge for achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. The EDF Group is committed to supporting industrial players in identifying and implementing sector solutions with a view to reducing their carbon footprint.
Energy consumption of the industrial sector in France
Industry's annual CO2 emissions in France
80 Mt CO2-eq
"We firmly believe that the consumption of low-carbon electricity makes our customers more competitive and attractive in tomorrow’s world."
Low-carbon electricity, a means of reducing industry CO₂ emissions
Producing low-carbon electricity to improve the performance of its industrial customers and decarbonise the French economy is a strategic priority for EDF. As the world's largest producer of nuclear electricity and the leading producer of renewable energy in Europe, the Group currently produces one of the lowest CO2 emitting electricities. It has set itself the objective of being carbon neutral by 2050.
10g CO2: environmental profile of kWh produced by EDF in 2020 in mainland France2
Electrifying industrial processes
In France, electrification of uses is the most effective means of replacing fossil fuels and drastically reducing the industry's CO₂ emissions by up to 50%. In order to act now, EDF offers its customers proven technologies to reduce their carbon footprint such as mechanical steam compression, heat pumps, electrical boilers or induction; in the future it will use new processes such as low-carbon hydrogen.
Act and propose solutions to decarbonisze industry
- Electrification of industrial processes
- Reduction in CO2 consumption and/or emissions: energy efficiency - recovery of fatal industrial heat - low-carbon hydrogen
- Capture of fatal CO2: Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS)
- Decarbonised supply: Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) and self-consumption
- Advice on decarbonisation strategy
Support the financing of low-carbon projects
With €1.2bn dedicated over the period 2020-20223, the France Relance plan is a real opportunity to finance the decarbonisation of industry. EDF's expertise in financial energy arrangements allows it to help industrial players develop their investment projects to improve the energy performance of their processes, and develop their production and low-carbon heat generation processes.
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Reducing the CO₂ emissions of an industrial platform
EDF supports the Caban-Tonkin industrial platform in is goal of reducing its CO2 emissions by 65%
One engine every 5 minutes… and less CO₂
EDF et Dalkia helped Fiat Powertrain Technologies reducing energy consumption and CO2 emissions
High temperature heat pump
A source of energy and CO2 savings for industry
Energy performance contract from Thales Alenia Space
45% energy savings and 980 tonnes of CO2 avoided
1Source: Ademe 2021 - www.ademe.fr/decarbonation-lindustrie
2Directes CO2 emissions related to electricity and heat generation, excluding the life cycle analysis of generating plants and fuel
3Source: Ademe 2021 - www.ademe.fr/decarbonation-lindustrie