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CO2 emissions and mitigation potential in China's ammonia industry

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  • Zhou, Wenji
  • Zhu, Bing
  • Li, Qiang
  • Ma, Tieju
  • Hu, Shanying
  • Griffy-Brown, Charla
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    Significant pressure from increasing CO2 emissions and energy consumption in China's industrialization process has highlighted a need to understand and mitigate the sources of these emissions. Ammonia production, as one of the most important fundamental industries in China, represents those heavy industries that contribute largely to this sharp increasing trend. In the country with the largest population in the world, ammonia output has undergone fast growth spurred by increasing demand for fertilizer of food production since 1950s. However, various types of technologies implemented in the industry make ammonia plants in China operate with huge differences in both energy consumption and CO2 emissions. With consideration of these unique features, this paper attempts to estimate the amount of CO2 emission from China's ammonia production, and analyze the potential for carbon mitigation in the industry. Based on the estimation, related policy implications and measures required to realize the potential for mitigation are also discussed.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Energy Policy.

    Volume (Year): 38 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 7 (July)
    Pages: 3701-3709

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:enepol:v:38:y:2010:i:7:p:3701-3709
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    1. Huanguang Qiu & Jikun Huang & Michiel Keyzer & Wim van Veen, 2008. "Policy Options for China's Bio-ethanol Development and the Implications for Its Agricultural Economy," China & World Economy, Institute of World Economics and Politics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, vol. 16(6), pages 112-124.
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