Technology & Management Best Practices

To enable companies to boost their competitiveness while also creating environmental benefits, IIP delivers rich and relevant information about the best available technologies, tools and management systems.

Technologies for Industry

  • Both the iron and steel and cement sectors have the technical potential to further increase energy efficiency by 20%.
  • Saturating industry with best available technologies could save 33.5 EJ - roughly 30% of current global industrial energy consumption - and 27-37% of today’s energy costs.
    Source: IEA (2012) Energy Technology Perspectives.

Energy efficient technology exists, but industry has lagged in deploying technology best practices.

Catalyzing Energy Efficiency Technology and Practices

IIP catalyzes the adoption of energy efficient technologies and practices at three levels:

  • IIP works on sector-specific processes, such as energy efficiency in blast furnaces in the iron and steel industry or solids grinding in cement works.
  • IIP also works on applications that cut across industries, such as cogeneration, energy recovery, and efficient motor, heating, and cooling systems. 
  • IIP identifies inter-industry opportunities such as energy pooling and cascading. 

Such technical solutions go hand-in-hand with energy management systems for maximum impact on energy consumption and energy costs.

IIP Database, Projects and Tools

  • IIP has developed the Industrial Efficiency Technology Database of technology options for the iron and steel, cement, glass, and pulp and paper sectors as well as for motor systems. Additional sectors and cross sectoral systems will be added in time.
  • IIP undertakes technology demonstrations so that projects can be replicated for large-scale adoption. For example, our team in India is working in a foundry cluster to move the entire cluster of manufacturers to more efficient melting furnaces

IIP also shares free software tools, such as the A2A tool, guidelines, case studies and other resources