What will the “double carbon” wave bring to the manufacturing industry?
In recent years, the double-carbon topics of “carbon peak” and “carbon neutrality” have continued to grow in popularity, setting off a green wave. Green factories, green parks, green supply chains, green standards… The whole country is making efforts in all aspects of the manufacturing industry to accelerate the construction of a green manufacturing system. Green and low-carbon manufacturing is becoming one of the key directions of manufacturing development.
01. Challenges and opportunities brought by “double carbon” to enterprises
The goal and work requirements of “carbon peaking and carbon neutrality” proposed by my country are not only pressure and challenge for the entire industrial field, but also a good opportunity to seek development.
As the world’s largest manufacturing country and the country with the most complete industrial categories, manufacturing is undoubtedly one of the important sources of carbon emissions in my country. In the next few decades, it is foreseeable that industries with high carbon emissions such as petrochemicals, steel, and building materials will inevitably It will be subject to more and more development constraints, which will force the entire industrial system to transform from extensive development to fine and low-carbon high-quality development. In addition, some outstanding enterprises with innovative, low-carbon and green characteristics in crafts, products, technologies, equipment, etc. will also receive more and more policy inclinations, so as to help them obtain better development opportunities and enhance international competitiveness called Market Competitiveness.
Similarly, the wave of “carbon neutrality” is spreading all over the world. According to incomplete statistics, more than 50 companies in the world have achieved or partially achieved “carbon neutrality”, and these numbers are still increasing. The EU plans to achieve “carbon neutrality” by 2050 and completely phase out internal combustion engines in cars by 2035. “Carbon peaking and carbon neutrality” is not only a hot topic, but also a global trend and a time-limited international competition.
02. Four directions of green transformation of enterprises under the “double carbon” goal
“Carbon peaking and carbon neutrality” is not only an inherent attribute of green factories, but also a frontier position, and it is a model project for the entire industrial enterprise to achieve the “double carbon” goal. How can enterprises improve their green and low-carbon capabilities, take the lead in realizing rapid transformation and upgrading, and achieve the goal of “carbon neutrality”, generally in the following directions:
•Promote low-carbon greening with the help of digital technical means and methods;
•Create a circular economy model, starting from the source of energy and resources to reduce pollutant emissions and carbon emissions;
Optimize the energy structure; give priority to the use of zero-carbon and low-carbon energy, and build a near-zero-carbon energy system;
Seek ecological carbon negative and carbon sequestration technical means and solutions;
03. “Green Factory” New Requirements for Enterprise Development
For enterprises, how to closely and organically combine their own green development with the development of “green transformation” is a new requirement for enterprises under the new situation, which usually includes the following aspects:
Require enterprises to put forward “double carbon” goals, formulate practical action roadmaps and work plans, avoid sports-style “double carbon” behavior, clarify the significance of “double carbon” to the long-term development of enterprises, and guide enterprises to actively carry out “double carbon”. “Work and make a solid transition.
Enterprises are required to formulate long-term development strategies, strengthen the top-level design of carbon emission management and control, and provide guarantees for enterprises to optimize their energy structure and continuously reduce carbon emissions.
Enterprises are required to promote the environmental management of the whole life cycle, apply the concept of green development throughout the whole process from product research and development, production, logistics, etc., master the carbon emission information of their own production process and the whole life cycle of products, and organize the whole process of industrial production and enterprise management. Link low-carbon management information network platform;
Encourage enterprises to use and develop low-carbon energy-saving technologies, purchase and develop low-carbon energy-saving products.
Encourage enterprises to establish and improve green and low-carbon procurement standards, and create and realize a green and low-carbon industrial chain supply chain.
Encourage enterprises to carry out research and development and promotion of energy-saving and carbon-reducing technologies, organically combine carbon-reduction technologies with existing management and information technologies of enterprises, and form a competition model for low-carbon technology innovation in the industry, using low-carbon energy-saving technologies and means to achieve Industrial technological transformation and upgrading and product quality improvement.
In the “14th Five-Year Plan” and even in the next few decades, the “main theme” of industrial transformation and development will have a place for greening and low-carbonization. As one of the important means to accelerate the green transformation of the manufacturing industry, digital technology will develop rapidly and provide enterprises with suitable green transformation solutions, from the collection of industrial data to the formation of a closed loop to support the production process, to solve the problem of enterprise carbon data visualization, to further improve the level of “digital intelligence” in the manufacturing industry.