The pressure of reducing waste while maximising productivity is pushing companies to
explore ways of generating more power from renewable sources. As the transition to clean energy speeds up, we look more closely at how the manufacturing industry can overcome some of the biggest challenges associated with renewable energy.
To reduce their reliance on fossil fuels and minimise their carbon footprint, an increasing number of companies are implementing low-carbon microgrids. Just like traditional microgrids, low-carbon ones can help firms meet their energy demands without depending solely on the national grid. Unlike traditional solutions, however, these eco-friendly microgrids are almost zero-emission
Some manufacturers are still recovering from the repercussions of the 2008 crisis, but economists predict that another global recession could impact industry in 2020. Meanwhile, natural disasters and global warming are proving that we need to do more to preserve our resources. In times of economic instability and environmental concerns, the idea of turning production scrap into usable energy is appealing to many manufacturers.
History teaches that energy transitions are not easy. For decades, whale oil was considered indispensable for a variety of applications, until it was gradually replaced by the cheaper and more efficient kerosene. This transition led to the extinction of industrial whaling, one of the world’s first multinational businesses.
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