Heavy Industry

Heavy Industry

Heavy Industry

The heavy industry sector includes a variety of subsectors, such as the extraction and conversion of raw materials into commodities including metal and non-metal mining, smelting and refining activities, such as steel, nickel, and aluminum, and other industrial materials such as lime, cement, chemicals, fertilizers, pulp and paper, glass production etc. Heavy industry broadly generated 78 Mt CO2e in 2018 and is anticipated to emit 80 Mt CO2e in 2030. This shows an increase in emissions by 2% across the sector. Given that 11% of Canada’s overall GHG emissions come from the heavy industry sector, there are a large number of low carbon challenges and opportunities.

  • Minerals, Cement & Mining
  • Steel & Metal Production
  • Forestry
  • Plastic & Petrochemicals