Actemium’s industrial approach and corporate purpose puts the company in a unique position to build a low carbon energy corporation for the future and meet climate change challenges. Its roadmap enables the company to continue asserting its leadership role in an affordable, reliable, and sustainable transition that focuses on the following pillars:
- Aligning Actemium’s business expertise with the major trends of the global energy sector
- Improving the overall performance of its processes through energy-efficient solutions
- Assessing the carbon footprint of the company’s activities – both for itself, and its clients – to meet ambitious environmental targets.
As it moves towards Net Zero objectives, Actemium is focusing its expertise on implementing green technologies that include:
- Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS)
CCUS technologies act on the high concentrations of CO₂ emitted by industrial activities. They consequently have a key role to play in the decarbonization of processes, industries and sectors, thus providing a solution to climate change.
- Renewable energy
These are energy sources that are clean, inexhaustible and increasingly competitively priced. The key difference from fossil fuels is principally in their diversity, abundance and potential for use anywhere on the planet. Above all, renewable energy produces neither greenhouse gases which cause climate change, nor polluting emissions. What’s more, their costs are also falling at a sustainable rate at a time when the general cost trend for fossil fuels is in the opposite direction – despite current volatility.
This critical gas fulfils three main roles in a decarbonized energy system to deliver: i) energy storage and balancing, ii) a feedstock, and iii) a fuel. Although other technologies can also achieve these goals, the versatility and scalability of clean hydrogen make it a game-changer when it comes to systemic decarbonization.
- Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS)
Supporting its customers’ ability to achieve the same level of production while consuming less, Actemium provides techno-economic analysis and tools to improve its customers’ energy performance. It also offers its industrial expertise to help them implement the changes identified.
This is a key strategy that lies at the core of Actemium’s operations. Business units are always looking for new ways to reuse and valorize existing goods, reduce the carbon footprint of their activities, and their impact on natural environments and the climate.
Read success stories from Actemium’s ‘Green transition in industry’ series to find out more about how the company is pursuing its sustainability agenda portfolio right across its portfolio.
No more harmful emissions in ports
Actemium OPS systems are reducing environmental impact by connecting ships to the fixed electricity grid. Prior to this technology, ships ran on their auxiliary engines which emitted greenhouse gases. Now, however, the engines can be switched off when they are berthed.
From dry turf to a wildflower meadow
Actemium Rheinland has proposed a solution to transform turf into wildflower meadows for insects. The planted meadows will positively influence the microclimate as they store more rainwater than short lawns, as well as better withstand heat and drought.
Actemium installs Copenhagen's first shore power facility
A new shore power facility has been inaugurated at the DFDS terminal in Copenhagen. This will enable DFDS ferries to connect to shore power in both Copenhagen and Oslo – reducing CO2 emissions from ships’ generators and improving air quality for the ports’ neighbors.
3D printing is reducing spare parts and waste
Actemium’s Wire and Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM) technology for the fully automated welding service company Guaranteed uses smart 3D printing techniques to repair parts that would otherwise be thrown away.
A second life for maritime containers
Actemium Laxou, a French Business Unit that manufactures biomethane injection stations, has introduced the idea of using recycled containers on its site. The containers are transformed and fitted out as shelters for injecting biogas into the French network – giving a second life to tons of steel.
Actemium OPS technology is eliminating CO2 emissions
Actemium Electro in Stora Höga, Sweden has created a portable, flexible, and versatile OPS unit on a wheeled platform which eliminates power generation emissions from docked ships. This solution will save approximately 968MWh annually (the equivalent of 193,600 liters of diesel) and prevent the emission of 75 tons of CO2.
Creating a 3D printer using recycled materials
Using 80% recycled materials, Actemium Adour Pyrénées manufactured a 3D printer to create custom parts to replace broken pieces for industrial clients. While its design inevitably brought challenges, it has significantly reduced manufacturing costs.
Measuring virtual low with neural networks
Accurate measurement is key to reducing the consumption of resources such as water, steam, and electricity. Actemium in Belgium is using neural network technology to deliver it based on historical data from the main meter. The same approach can also be used for measuring the flow of products, cleaning solutions and raw materials.
Actemium’s sustainability experts are at your service:
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