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Energy conservation potential of the nitrogen fertiliser industry
Published by: Publication date:
ECN Policy Studies 8-4-2009
ECN report number: Document type:
ECN-E--09-011 ECN publication
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This study mainly focuses on the energy efficiency potential of the N fertiliser industry (ammonia and urea production, etc), with special attention for the Netherlands. The time horizon is 2020. First, the potential for energy efficiency improvement in the industry in general is discussed. Then, the Dutch N fertiliser industry is analysed in that respect. In order to put the results in perspective, the efficiency potentials are compared with an ‘ICARUS-4’ study from 2000. This results in a view of energy efficiency and capacity increase realised and remaining options for efficiency improvement in plants belonging to the Dutch N fertiliser industry.

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