Through the HIPOCARBÒNIC project we developed a specific Roadmap to decarbonise the ceramic sector in Castellón, where different scenarios are analysed that allow the transition towards this low-carbon economy in the ceramic industry.
HIPOCARBÒNIC consists of 4 phases, of which 3 are underway: the first includes an exhaustive bibliographic review to compile a large amount of technical and economic information, necessary to know the starting point to tackle this transition.
In the 2nd phase of field work, a questionnaire is currently being prepared for companies in the ceramics sector, with the aim of finding out what the current situation of the sector is, from the energy and CO2 emissions point of view, and what its strategy is for meeting the climate objectives established by the European Commission.
In addition, this phase also includes various interviews, encounters and meetings with all the agents directly or indirectly involved in the ceramics sector.
In the 3rd phase, technological prospecting is being carried out at all stages of the ceramics production process, in order to identify and develop ways to achieve the decarbonisation of the ceramics industry, given that the European Commission dictates that by 2050 these steps must have been achieved.
Next year, the 4th and last stage will be tackled, which will consist of the preparation of a reference document: "The low-carbon roadmap for the ceramic industry of Castellón", with which it will be possible to create a sectorial vision of the path to follow to achieve the decarbonisation objectives foreseen for 2030 and 2050, and which will describe the main conclusions and the steps to follow in this great challenge that the ceramic sector has ahead of it.
Funded by the Instituto Valenciano de Competitividad Empresarial (IVACE) of the GVA.