Guide

Metal manufacturing energy efficiency

Introduction

Metal production and processing is an energy-intensive industry that produces significant quantities of carbon emissions. Metal production and processing includes manufacturing ferrous, non-ferrous and precious metals and alloys; metal forming processes; bar, wire and tube drawing; and metal casting.

By cutting your energy use and carbon emissions, you can save money and improve your reputation with customers and the public. You may also be able to get financial assistance for renewable energy initiatives.

This guide explains your obligations to reduce carbon emissions and how you can improve energy efficiency in your business. It also includes guidance on running furnaces efficiently to save fuel and money.