Chemistry and petrolchemistry companies have approximately 21.6 TWhe/annum of electric consumption and thermal consumption is equivalent to approximately 25.4 TWhth/annum. An incidence of energy costs of approximately 25% of total production costs is also estimated. (Sources: Energy Efficiency Report -2013 – Energy & Strategy Group – Politecnico di Milano and Energy Efficiency Manual in PMI Chemistry – CARE+ Project – Federchimica). Focusing on efficiency reduces the burden of energy bills, improves the net profit of the company and its impact on the environment, which can be used as a marketing tool to enhance products.
Monitoring and optimising the use of energy in the chemistry and petrolchemistry industry and managing energy costs is therefore essential for competitiveness in the long run.