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Industry Workspace 2021

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May 24, 2016 05:00 EDT - Aug 12, 2021 11:00 EDT
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Aug 12, 2021 11:00 EDT
What initiatives, policies, and technologies can significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the industrial sector?

Industry is a key contributor to economic growth and prosperity, and has been the primary engine of economic development over the last century.  It is also a leading global source of greenhouse gases. The International Energy Agency estimates that, to meet global GHG reduction goals, emission reductions of 60-80% will be necessary. Industry is also an important source of innovation and rich with mitigation opportunities: resource efficiency (e.g. energy, materials, water); reducing process emissions of non-CO2 GHGs; industrial ecology; supply chain logistics and geography; manufacturing efficiency; CO2 capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS); and enhanced use of renewables are just some of the areas in which there is great potential for paradigm-shifting progress.

You are invited to submit your proposal here for industry outside of the contest period.   We seek innovative, well-described, actionable solutions that will enable continued global economic growth while achieving major emission reductions in the industrial sector over the course of the next decades. Workspace proposals will not be evaluated until a new contest on this topic opens. This is a space to try out new ideas, share your work, connect with other members and recruit collaborators, and invite a global community to review and help develop your proposal.  



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9 Proposals
Take advantage of carbon neutral industrial heat for manufacturing, which is now for sale from The Leonardo Corp E-cat SK LENR system
H2 is produced by steam reforming of methane. This process releases 9 kg CO2 per 1 kg H2. H2 can be produced with basalt and water.
Get rid of plastic bags in groceries by making bags from secondhand clothing excess from fast fashion
Require businesses to offer recycling for the products they sell
Built in obsolescence is a business norm, driven by share price and future earnings It consumes unnecessary resources and needs to stop
pump air through water that contains algae and at the other side where the air exist we can condense it and store it.
The proposal is an optimal model for electrical heating and cooling that can be easily installed easily, energy efficient
I think that the main problem with large - scale industry is that many don't communicate within it. This conference would fix that.
Most armed conflicts around the globe are about oil, gas, rare earth minerals, timber, precious gems, water. We can change that. We have to.