Reinventing industrial processes is a challenge for Australia’s emissions heavyweights as miners and refiners figure out ways to deliver on net-zero promises.
No ‘silver bullet’ solution for heavy industries to bring on clean heat
Australia doesn’t have to de-industrialise to survive, but it’s going to be complicated and costly.
Fertilisers and explosives, alumina and aluminium, iron and steel, cement and concrete are on the frontline of the net-zero economy that many large companies and governments have pledged to build by 2050 or before.
Grattan Institute climate change and energy expert Tony Wood has told executives at an industry conference they have a crucial role in achieving a net-zero world.
“No sector will be immune,” he warns.