Decarbonization in industry

Decarbonisation in industry is a crucial factor in achieving global climate goals. Especially for energy-intensive industries (such as steel, non-Iron metals, chemicals and food and beverages), avoiding process-related emissions and thus decarbonising production is a major challenge.

In order to advance the independence from fossil fuels in industry and to achieve greenhouse gas neutrality in the long term, an increase in energy efficiency and the electrification of energy-intensive processes are inevitable. Because the industry’s enormous energy demand can hardly be met in any other way. Energy storage plays a key role in this.

Why is decarbonization in industry so important?

The industrial sector is responsible for around nine per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions – putting it in third place after energy supply and agriculture. Climate neutrality cannot be achieved without successful decarbonisation in industry.

But it is not only political requirements that drive companies to reduce their carbon emissions. Stakeholder pressure is also growing. Customers and investors expect sustainability and ESG targets to be met. In addition, rising energy prices are making it increasingly difficult for companies to produce competitively.

Decarbonization: Find the right solution for your industry here

We know that every industry and every production process is individual. Therefore, our energy storage solutions are also tailored to your specific needs. Decarbonise your company with us.
Hardly any other industry generates as much waste heat as the cement and brick industry. With our solutions, companies can invest in their energy efficiency by converting their waste heat into energy.
Reliable and affordable steam production is essential for pulp and paper production to remain competitive in the future. We offer a variety of solutions tailored to customers’ needs.
The glass, ceramics and plastics industries are highly dependent on natural gas for their production. With our energy storage solutions, we help companies to increase their energy efficiency by storing waste heat – and thus reduce fossil fuels.
In food and beverage manufacturing, companies rely on critical, energy-intensive equipment to ensure consistent high quality. With our energy storage solutions, they can use reliable, affordable and green heat from surplus renewable electricity.
The chemical sector is the largest industrial consumer of oil and gas and the largest industrial energy consumer overall. Our thermal storage solutions support the decarbonisation of processes.
The decarbonisation of the steel industry is a crucial factor on the path to global climate neutrality. With our energy storage solutions, companies can use waste heat, increase energy efficiency and thus accelerate the path to net zero.
To serve the demand for affordable process heat and meet decarbonisation requirements, EPC companies need innovative solutions. Our storage solutions help them meet future challenges.
With our energy storage solutions, we support EaaS providers in meeting decarbonisation requirements and meeting the demand for affordable process heat.
We offer a variety of solutions to relieve the burden on existing combined heat and power plants and to compensate for the fluctuating feed-in of renewable energy sources.

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Tell us about your energy needs, and we’ll help you find an innovative renewable storage solution – right here, right now.

Replacing fossil fuel based generation by electrifying industrial processes with renewable power speeds up your decarbonization and unlocks valuable cost savings. Store low-cost renewable power during off-peak hours in our ThermalBattery™ and transform it into high grade process heat or steam on demand with power-to-x.
Thermal energy storage provides affordable, reliable and cost-efficient energy storage technology for industrial processes and CSP/CST plants. With plug and play integration, it enables 24/7 power, heat or steam supply ‒ providing a cost-competitive storage solution compared to molten-salt.
Industrial operations have back-up solutions to manage under-supply and volatility of heat, and heat dumping mechanisms in case of over-supply. Our energy storage captures and stores excess steam, allowing it to be re-used in existing production cycles – increasing the security of steam supply and ultimately decreasing operating costs.
Creating access to waste heat from industrial processes and re-using it on demand has a massive impact on global energy efficiency. Our energy storage captures and stores excess heat to provide affordable energy on demand for energy-intensive industries – bringing major cost and efficiency savings.
All our customer solutions are based on our patented ThermalBattery™ technology. This enables high-performance thermal concrete storage at scale, together with innovative embedded heat exchangers.
Together with our strong network of partners we deliver our solutions as turn-key systems, as build-own-operate, or simply adjust the ThermalBattery™ as hardware ‒ entirely according to your needs.


Here you will find answers to frequently asked questions about decarbonisation.

What is the current status of decarbonization?

In the 2015 Paris Agreement, the international community set itself the goal of limiting global warming versus pre-industrial levels to well below 2 degrees, preferably 1.5 degrees. In 2020 the European Council adopted the goal of climate neutrality for the EU in 2050 and also increased the EU's climate protection target for 2030. Greenhouse gas emissions are to be reduced by at least 55 percent compared to 1990, previously it was 40 percent. But: According to the Global Carbon Budget Report 2022, global CO2 emissions are still too high to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. For the year 2022, the scientists project total emissions of 40.6 billion tonnes of CO2.

Decarbonization vs. defossilization: differences and similarities

Decarbonisation is the elimination or reduction of technologies that cause CO2. Defossilisation refers to the substitution of fossil fuels with renewable alternatives, so-called green fuels. Defossilisation plays a role above all in industrial sectors where decarbonisation through electrification is difficult or impossible to achieve.

What are the most successful decarbonization strategies?

For decarbonisation in industry, the electrification of processes, the increase of energy efficiency as well as the use of renewable energy sources are the decisive strategies. In order to reduce carbon emissions in the short term, energy storage therefore plays a crucial role, as it can be used to implement all three strategies.