Gestion de l'énergie dans les systèmes de production : évaluation et application des pratiques énergétiques dans l'industrie forestière

Authors: Hernandez Gutierrez, Thomas Antonio
Advisor: Lehoux, Nadia; Gosselin, Louis
Abstract: The 21st century will be the century of the fight against climate change. To face this challenge, all business sectors must be aligned with the principles of sustainable development. The forest industry, one of the most energy-intensive in the world, must adopt strategies that allow it to reduce its GHG emissions, improve its energy efficiency and continue to develop in a sustainable way. The implementation of energy management systems fits into this equation. Similarly, this industry must take advantage of Industry 4.0 that is digitizing all operational practices of organizations. It is in this context that this research is carried out, which aims to promote energy management practices within the production processes of the forest industry, more particularly in sawmills. To achieve this, first a literature review was carried out in order to define the main dimensions of energy management that support the implementation of an energy management system in the production system of an organization. Subsequently, the second phase of the research consisted in creating a dimensional analysis framework in order to assess the energy maturity level of the forest industry in the world, and to identify the strategies of its energy transition leading it towards a more sustainable development. In the final phase of there search, two analysis scenarios were developed for the sawmills of the wood products subsector, in order to illustrate the different actions, energy performance indicators, strategies, controls and methods that can be used to control the energy efficiency of operations, when access to information differs between each sawmill. This last phase of the project made it possible to verify that depending on the level of access to information, it is possible to choose different tools and energy control methods adapted to the energy context of each sawmill and to define different strategic actions. Therefore, this research provides an overview intended to show the application of energy management approaches in the forest industry. The tools developed are incentives that can be implemented within companies. The benefits will not only allow better energy management, but also a reduction in environmental impacts.
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2021
Open Access Date: 15 November 2021
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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