Synthetic Gas Use in Non-Montreal Protocol Industries
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This discussion paper is concerned with:
- A clear identification of the current use and emissions of synthetic gases in non-Montreal Protocol industries, including a life-cycle analysis on the use of synthetic gases, and their possible extension or further use by industry;
- A consideration of data collection regimes on synthetic gases in order to ensure that both the National Greenhouse Gas Inventory and emissions projections work adequately addresses the three gases;
- Identification of the widest range of possible response options.
Three main industries are identified that either emit synthetic gases as an incident to the production process or use and emit synthetic gases in Australia, namely:
- magnesium production;
- aluminium smelting; and
- electricity supply and transmission.