Quantification of GHGs Emissions from Industrial Sector in Mauritius

Surroop, Dinesh; Potayah, Rama
February 2012
International Proceedings of Chemical, Biological & Environmenta;2012, Vol. 30, p103
Academic Journal
Many industries generate large amounts of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases when they burn fossil fuels in their production processes. In addition, production of raw materials and other inputs the firms procure for their operations also generates greenhouse gases indirectly. These direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions occur in many sectors of our economies. Industry is therefore a major source of global greenhouse gas emissions. This study was initiated to quantify the amount of CO2 emitted from the use of fossil fuels, namely; coal, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), diesel oil and fuel oil in the industrial sector in Mauritius. It also assessed the climate mitigation potentials of the resources through heat recovery system like an economizer to enhance the steam generating system in the textile industry and to estimate the amount of energy recovery and CO2 emissions avoided.The results showed that out of 407,259.1 tonnes of CO2 emitted in 2006, the emissions of CO2 from fuel oil represented 46.3% and among the different sub-industries, the Economic Production Zone (EPZ) industry remains the largest CO2 emitter with 57.98% of CO2. The use of heat recovery system is estimated to displace around 609 tonnes of CO2 in 2006. This feature can enable such a project to be eligible for Certified Emission Reduction (CER) and can benefit largely from the carbon trading system.


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