Sunday, December 25, 2011

Investing in efficient industrial boiler systems in China and Vietnam
Abstract: Energy efficiency in industrial boiler steam systems can be very low due to old technologies, improper design and non-optimal operation of the steam systems. Solutions include efficiency assessments and investments in steam system optimizations, education and training for operators of the systems. This paper presents case studies on assessing and investing in boiler steam systems in China and Vietnam. Methodologies and approaches for data collection and analyses were designed specifically for each of the two countries. This paper concludes: (1) investing in energy efficiency in industrial boiler steam system in China and Vietnam are cost effective; (2) government should not sent national energy efficiency standards lower than that of energy companies or energy equipment manufactures.

► GEF successfully catalyzed investment in industrial energy efficiency boilers in China in 1990s.
► With about $100 million of investment by the GEF/World Bank/Chinese government, the project will mitigate 40 million tons of CO2 by 2019.
► This generated lowest unit cost of carbon reduction in the world: about $2.5 per ton of CO2 mitigation.
► Investing in energy efficiency in industrial boiler steam system today in Vietnam will be the same cost effective as in China: $2.1 per ton of CO2 mitigation.

by Ming Yang 1 and Robert K. Dixon 2
1. 3E&T International, Suite 1506, No. 10 Building, Luo Ma Shi Street, Xuan Wu District, Beijing, 100052, China
2. Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, US Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585, USA
Energy Policy via Elsevier Science Direct
Volume 40; January, 2012; Pages 432-437
Special Issue: Strategic Choices for Renewable Energy Investment

1 comment:

  1. I read positive reviews of China and Vietnam made boiler systems. I know that I could save a lot if I buy their product and I won't need to bring it to the boiler repair contractor from time to time.