JOURNAL: Decarbonisation of industrial clusters: A place-based research agenda

Summary

Author:

Patrick Devine-Wright

University of Exeter

Decarbonisation of industrial clusters: A place-based research agenda

Energy Research and Social Science

Sept 2022

Decarbonisation of industrial clusters is crucial for climate change mitigation and net zero policy goals, involving the deployment of technologies including hydrogen and carbon capture, utilisation and storage. Industrial clusters co-locate large-scale facilities for electricity generation and distribution, oil refineries and the manufacturing and distribution of products including fertilisers, glass, plastics and aerosols. Given the geographical, co-located rationale of industrial clusters, this perspective argues that adopting a place-based approach is fundamental to the success of industrial decarbonisation.