Date: January 23, 15h00 - 16h00 European Daylight Time
Speaker: Prof Egbert Baake, Leibniz University of Hannover

The webinar will demonstrate how electromagnetic processing of materials (EPM) provides significant opportunities for saving primary energy and reducing carbon emissions in industrial thermal processes. Potentially electricity can replace up to 100% of other energy carriers currently used for process heat. For the time horizon from now to the year 2050 transition scenarios are developed and described where the industrial processes are gradually switched from the actual situation to a situation with 100% electrically operated processes. As the average primary energy factor (PEF) gradually decreases from 2.5 currently, to 1 for a 100% renewable electricity system, the benefits of EPM will gradually increase. For each step in the development of the PEF the annual primary energy savings and annual reductions in greenhouse gas emissions will be described.