Decarbonization in industry

New support program for energy-intensive industries

Subsidy program for energy-intensive industries to reduce greenhouse gases

The “Decarbonization in Industry” program of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment (BMU) helps energy-intensive industries to largely and permanently reduce process-related greenhouse gases through the use of innovative technologies.

Promotion of innovative climate protection technologies with around two billion euros

The program is aimed at energy-intensive companies in the steel, chemicals, non-ferrous metals, lime, cement and glass sectors. The aim of the program is to develop industrial sites in a climate-friendly and sustainable way and to safeguard jobs and create new ones. Funding is provided for investments in innovative climate protection technologies that avoid process-related greenhouse gas emissions from energy-intensive industries. The requirement for the development status of a technology must at least meet a certain technological maturity level, known as Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 4. Around two billion euros will be available for this from the Energy and Climate Fund until 2024.

The goal is a climate-neutral economy

Germany has committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40 percent by 2030 and even achieving greenhouse gas neutrality by 2050. In the industrial sector, greenhouse gas emissions are to be reduced to 140 million metric tons by 2030. Industries with high energy and process-related CO2 emissions pose a major challenge in decarbonization, which involves using or generating energy in such a way that no CO2 is released into the atmosphere.

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