Towards Carbon Neutral Industrial Parks Grant uri icon


  • CO2 emissions from anthropogenic activities have dramatically increased in recent years, and there is an ambitious universal need to reduce these emissions to avoid dangerous climate change effects. Carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS) systems that utilize and convert raw material, CO2, into value added products present the immediate solution to this ongoing emission crisis. In the field of process systems, there has been a recent increase in the optimization of individual industrial processes through energy and mass integration in aim to have cleaner and more economical industrial plants. The use of CCUS systems and optimization of individual processes indicates that the integration of these systems along with multiple industrial plants will thereby create green industrial parks or clusters. This project will assess the potential benefits of utilizing CO2, H2O, N2, and O2 to produce various products of added value. The approach described in this work enables the optimization not only materials but also energy such as heat and power while reducing emissions and without compromising other demands. It also provides the opportunity to incorporate renewable energy resources, further reducing emissions.

date/time interval

  • 2020 - 2021