Material, Energy and Climate Change
The industrial sector emits almost 43 percent of the world's man-made carbon dioxide emissions through the production of materials and products. Further energy is used to transport materials and products and to process the waste. Dr Ernst Worrell, a leading expert on energy use in industry, will discuss opportunities to reduce carbon emissions by improving the efficiency with which society uses and processes materials, at a seminar on Wednesday 21 November.
Dr Worrell is a lead-author of the 4th IPCC Assessment Report on Emission Scenarios, with experience in a wide number of industries from cement to chemicals. His presentation will discuss opportunities to reduce CO2 emissions by improving the efficiency with which society uses materials through product design, material substitution, product reuse and material recycling. The seminar is the final event in a series organised by the Engineering Department entitled 'Engineering for a low carbon future'.