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Energy Management & Carbon Footprint of a global manufacturing industry

Alberto Ravotto

Energy Management & Carbon Footprint of a global manufacturing industry.

Rel. Vittorio Verda. Politecnico di Torino, Corso di laurea magistrale in Ingegneria Energetica E Nucleare, 2020

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This Master’s thesis project is the result of the work done thanks to Baker Hughes company - Nuovo Pignone Srl in one of its major manufacturing Italian sites, in Florence. The work was developed in the global supply chain area and more precisely in the energy management one, which also gave me the opportunity to interface with other different business areas within the company. The focus has been on energy in terms of electricity, natural gas and thermal energy, but also on water consumption with the joint goal of reducing both costs and the carbon footprint, which is strongly linked to climate changes, currently one of the priority topics on which global action is required. The production and consumption characteristics of the plants have been examined as they are the main responsible for the energy supply expenditure and for greenhouse gas emissions. In order to meet the set scope, the performance of the main energy and environmental markets has been analyzed for continuous improvement in order to find the best contractual conditions necessary to minimize company’s costs, compatibly with the needs and the expected work volumes. Finally, energy efficiency and cost saving projects have been studied and developed, some of which have seen their actual implementation and execution and will contribute in the next future to the reduction of CO2 emissions, both a company and a United Nations target for the years ahead. The obtained results have then been compared to the current worldwide situation, stressing the relevance of industry in the energy transition towards a sustainable future.

Relators: Vittorio Verda
Academic year: 2019/20
Publication type: Electronic
Number of Pages: 109
Corso di laurea: Corso di laurea magistrale in Ingegneria Energetica E Nucleare
Classe di laurea: New organization > Master science > LM-30 - ENERGY AND NUCLEAR ENGINEERING
Aziende collaboratrici: NUOVO PIGNONE SRL
URI: http://webthesis.biblio.polito.it/id/eprint/13866
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