This is the final report from an evidence review on the decarbonisation of heat in industry by Ricardo-AEA and Imperial College for the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) between January and March 2013. The review focused on the decarbonisation of energy use associated with heat in six sectors: refineries, metals (iron and steel, aluminium), non-metallic minerals (cement, ceramics, and glass), paper and pulp, chemicals, and food and drink.
The evidence review addressed a series of research questions around:
- key technologies applicable to each sector in the short- and longer-term
- the technical potential and associated costs of these technical measures
- the factors surrounding UK industry’s investment in decarbonising heat, including economic and organisational drivers and barriers
- the effectiveness of current policy interventions
- the strength and transferability of the evidence base