Integrated Energy-Controlling in Industrial Value Chains
The energy efficient production of goods can only be used as a unique selling proposition, if reliable values for the energy consumption, caused by production and transportation, are determinable. Furthermore, the customer must be able to compare these values for different products. Using a consistent and standardized methodology for calculating these values along the value chain, this comparability can be achieved. Providing this information, as potentially required by the end customer or by law, the penetration of this methodology could be achieved, while obviously the comparably more energy efficiently produced goods would be more attractive for the (end) customer. Consequently, an incentive system would emerge, which motivates the companies to improve their energy efficiency throughout the complete value chain. The following paper presents the above-mentioned methodology along with a unified scheme for allocating the energy consumption of the production to products.
Jörg Franke and Sven Kreitlein
T. Rackow et al., "Integrated Energy-Controlling in Industrial Value Chains", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 805, pp. 86-93, 2015