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Using Pinch Analysis to Plan Peer-to-Peer Carbon Trading

A process integration technique can be applied to facilitate the trading of carbon credits among several organizations.

Peer-to-peer trading of carbon credits is an emerging strategy for mitigating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions at the corporate level. Companies that are unable to meet their emission caps can purchase credits from other firms that either surpass their targets or whose business models specialize in the generation of such credits. This article demonstrates how pinch analysis techniques — originally developed to optimize industrial heat recovery systems — can be used to guide decisions in the allocation and purchase of credits in a peer-to-peer (P2P) network of companies. The pinch technique is illustrated with a representative case study...

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