Energy is a key issue for the chlor-alkali industry as every industrial electrolysis is by definition an electricity intensive process.
Chlorine is essential for the manufacture of many of the products that we rely on every day. It is hard to find a product that does not require chlorine at some point in the production chain. Chlorine chemistry is also vital for the development of new and innovative materials we will need in the future. Across Europe, tens of thousands of jobs are dependent on the availability of chlorine supplies.
The Energy Challenge for the European Chlor-Alkali Industry
Chlorine production is an energy intensive process, and the industry’s health and future growth in Europe is dependent on access to reliable and affordable electricity supplies. A divergence in electricity prices within Europe and between Europe and other regions, or the possibility of an increasing frequency of interruptions to supply, will put jobs and investment at risk.
Euro Chlor is keen to work with policy makers and planners to help shape an energy policy that ensures sustainable, reliable and competitively priced electricity.
However, this is not just a challenge for European Chlor-Alkali. All energy-requiring European Industry is impacted by the changing face of energy on the continent. You can read more about the Energy Situation in Europe in this detailed report and be able to discuss this via social media [both coming soon...]
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