苏 伊 士
Since the end of the 19th century, SUEZ has built expertise aimed at helping people to constantly improve their quality of life by protecting their health and supporting economic growth. With an active presence on five continents, SUEZ and its 90,000 employees strive to preserve our environment’s natural capital: water, soil, and air. SUEZ provides innovative and resilient solutions in water management, waste recovery, site remediation and air treatment, optimizing municipalities’ and industries’ resource management through “smart” cities and improving their environmental and economic performance. The Group delivers sanitation services to 64 million people and produces 7.1 billion m3 of drinking water. SUEZ is also a contributor to economic growth, with more than 200,000 jobs created directly and indirectly on an annual basis, and a provider of new resources, with 4.2 million tons of secondary raw materials produced. By 2030, the Group is targeting 100% sustainable solutions, with a positive impact on our environment, health and climate. SUEZ generated total revenue of €17.2 billion in 2020.
2. Smart Solutions for O&M in Plants/Networks to Achieve Carbon Neutral
Background: With the development of industrial parks and plants, how to improve the O&M efficiency, reduce unnecessary consumption of energy, resource, labor, etc. and generally control the GHG emission level of industrial parks and plants, have become a potential hot topic under the “Carbon Neutral” initiative.
Meanwhile, proper operation and maintenance of water/rainwater/wastewater networks can significantly improve operation efficiency, reduce energy consumption, control leakage and waste, improve customer experience, and lower overall operation cost.
Smart O&M tools, such as digital management platform, smart monitoring and control system, asset management system, and advanced digital tools e.g. AR/VR/AI/robots/drones/etc. have been utilized to help improve O&M performance. The development of smart solutions for plants and networks have been identified as heated topics in both sectors.
Targets: Application of smart solutions/tools in plants; Application of smart solutions/tools in networks.
3. Carbon Neutral in Wastewater Treatment Process (Resource Recycling & Energy-saving)
Background: In recent years, the energy consumption of WWTP is gradually becoming a more and more concerning problem which hinders the construction and development of WWTP. If we could:
1) Recycling resources and/or energy during wastewater treatment process; and/or
2) Improve resource/energy efficiency during wastewater treatment process,
we could effectively reduce the overall energy consumption of wastewater treatment plant, create extra value from resource recycling, reduce GHG emission level, and promote sustainable development.
Targets: Recycling and/or saving achieved through process innovation/improvement
4. Application of Blockchain in Environment Service & Carbon Neutral
Background: Decentration, tamper-proof, full marks, strong traceability, joint O&M, openness and transparency are the key advantages of Blockchain techs, which makes it a promising technology in various scenarios, which can meet the demands of environment service and/or carbon emission management under certain circumstances.
Targets: Application of Blockchain in environment service and/or carbon emission management
5. Carbon Footprints and Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (GHG Emission Reduction)
Background: Climate Change is one of the great challenges humans are facing, while GHG is deemed as the prime reason that causes Global Warming. After China proposed its “Carbon Neutral” Initiative, the concept of CCUS has received massive attention.
SUEZ has been dedicated to reduction of both pollutants and GHG for our clients via improvement of technologies and processes. Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage is now one of the major approaches to fight against Global Warming and reduce human’s impact to natural environment. Meanwhile, Carbon Footprints Analysis provides us with reliable and rational knowledge and data support for our battle against Global Warming.
Targets: Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage; Carbon Footprints Analysis; Green House Gas Emission Reduction; etc.