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The report contains the main results for the Egyptian fertilizer sector of the project “Industrial Energy Efficiency in Egypt – Development of Benchmarking Reports for Three Sectors Iron and Steel, Fertilizers and Cement“, financed by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Global Environmental Facility (GEF).

Within this project, energy efficiency benchmark curves were established. The methodology relates, for the most part, to the UNIDO methodology described in the UNIDO Working Paper “Global Industrial Energy Efficiency Benchmarking – An Energy Policy Tool, Working Paper, 2010”. Furthermore, specific approaches for estimating energy saving potentials, for collecting data, for defining system boundaries and for checking the reliability of data were developed.

The main results of the study are the benchmark curves, the energy saving potentials and the energy saving scenarios. Following saving potentials were calculated:

Frozen efficiency: No additional energy efficiency savings are made.

Baseline efficiency: Energy efficiency improves at a rate of 0.2 % a year.

BPT scenario: All plants are operating at the current levels of BPT by 2030 and 2050. BAT scenario: All plants are operating at current levels of BAT by 2030 and 2050.

The following table below shows the annual energy consumption of the whole sector in 2012, 2030 and 2050 according to the four scenarios. Furthermore, the table shows the annual and cumulative energy saving potentials if all companies of the sector reach the BAT specific energy consumption in 2030 or 2050.