Energy Transition

Navigating a Path to Net Zero Emissions? You’ll Need a Road Map and KBC's Suite of Tools

Build a trusted toolkit to model emissions elimination solutions and business performance metrics while maintaining options to change your approach when new information becomes available – such as new feedstock supplies, product demand, technology maturity, regulatory environment, and external factors (for example, carbon sequestration, renewable power, and hydrogen supply projects).

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Energy Transition stage diagram

The Path to Net Zero Emissions is Complicated and Uncertain

Navigating to Scopes 1, 2 and 3 requires accurate mapping and modeling of the multitude of technology and reconfiguration options while considering current business legacy asset bases and future supply and demand scenarios. Eliminating emissions then requires confident deployment of capital, allocation of limited financial and human resources, and efficient execution of complex projects for restructuring and re-alignment.

Eliminate Scope 1, 2 and 3 Emissions

Build the Toolkit

Establish Emissions Baselines and Map The Emissions Sources and Draft Plan To Eliminate Scopes 1, 2 and 3 emissions. For each asset, identify the emissions sources, evaluate options for elimination and develop business cases. Monitor progress using dashboards.

Mapping, Modeling and Monitoring

Road to 2030

Highlight quick wins from short-term emissions reductions (up to 20% Scopes 1 and 2) using benchmark analyses. Evaluate technology options to eliminate direct sourced emissions through a range of options such as electrification, alternative fuels (Ammonia, Hydrogen), and carbon capture.

Scope 1 and 2

Road to 2050

Evaluate strategic re-alignment options regarding new asset configurations including new process technologies, renewable energy sources, alternative feedstocks, new energy and fuel products and increased integration with neighboring plants, such as petrochemicals and recycled materials.

Scope 3

Looking Across the Fence

Broaden boundaries of emissions reduction modeling and evaluation to include external industries such as steel, power, chemicals, pulp and paper, fertilizers and more.

Network reductions

Acting the Part, Achieving The Objectives

Compared to companies that have struggled to make sustained progress on energy efficiency and emissions reductions improvements, more successful companies have built organizations, skills and metrics designed to achieve their targets.

Energy Transition Readiness

Building a World Class and Credible Energy Transition Toolkit

A suite of tools, utilized globally by Energy, Oil and Gas Industries, adapted for use to predict sources and sizes of greenhouse emissions at an operational level.

Detailed Process Modeling
Detailed Energy Supply Model
Your Next Major Turnaround
Your Last Major Turnaround Before 2030
Eliminate Scope 3 Emissions (Strategic Realignment)
Petro-SIM Process Model

Using Petro-SIM® models to identify and measure emissions

Building a detailed, integrated process map of each plant to understand drivers of emissions, duties and capacities of energy consumption and production, and carbon intensities by product. Monitor and troubleshoot using KBC's award-wining process digital twin, then progress to unit optimization using KBC's real-time optimization tools D-RTO.

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VM EMS all energy sources

Using Visual MESA® models to monitor and optimize the energy supply system

Building a detailed utilities model to monitor, optimize and optimally schedule all the sources of energy, their GHG emissions and cost, including Fuels, Conventional an Renewable Electricity (i.e., Wind,  PV, Fuel Cells, etc.), Steam and Hydrogen (all colors).

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energy cost savings

Energy performance and energy integration for immediate reductions of Scope 1 and 2

What can be done before or at each asset’s next major turnaround? Using benchmarking and best-technology analyses, evaluate quick and low capital options to reduce Scopes 1 and 2 emissions by up to 20%.

Finding the balance triangle diagram

Modeling new energy sources to eliminate Scope 1 and 2 emissions

Each asset likely has only one other major capital turnaround before 2030 emissions milestones arrive. What are the options? Modeling new energy sources (hydrogen, renewable electricity, ammonia) and carbon capture and utilization technologies including integration into existing flowschemes.

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Identifying asset configurations for the new energy landscape

What does the future energy/fuels/petrochemicals landscape look like? What is your company's approach to succeeding on that playing field? Using models of new processes, feedstocks, and products and understanding how they integrate with current asset portfolio, emissions targets, and corporate strategic direction.

Delivering a sustainable future

How we're helping clients with energy savings, emissions reductions and decarbonization

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World-class Energy Modeling Tools

World-class energy modeling tools are being used to map emissions reduction/elimination in industries including Power, Steel, Refineries, and Chemicals. KBC energy and emissions modeling tools map an entire energy and utility eco-system to analyze and identify carbon capture options and collective emissions reduction projects. This improves the pace of emissions reduction of joint complex, makes capital more efficient through scale, and mitigates risk through diversification.

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Duncan Mitchell

Global Decarbonization Business Leader

Meet our expert on decarbonization

"In the past, our clients were motivated by cost reduction, business performance, and best practice attainment. Now we use the same techniques to meet our client’s desire to reduce their Scope 1 and 2 emissions. Looking back at all the energy work we have completed over the past 40 years we conservatively estimate our clients have avoided emitting over 400 million tonnes of carbon dioxide by using energy more efficiently. That’s a great achievement. There’s a long way to go but I know KBC's techniques and toolkit can help our clients make major gains in reducing their Scopes 1, 2 and 3 emissions and achieving their Net Zero goals.”

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