Facilitating Cleaner and Energy Efficient Phosphate Chemicals Industry in China

Summary

 

  • In cooperation with the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and the Ministry of Natural Resources,  the objective of the Facilitating Cleaner and Energy Efficient Phosphate Chemicals Industry in China (PhosChemEE) Project is the facilitation of the extensive application of low carbon and energy efficient technologies in the phosphate chemicals industry (PCI) in China.
  • The strategy is to remove the barriers that hinder the promotion and deployment of these technologies, including applicable energy efficient techniques, measures and practices in cleaner production in the 3 sub-sectors of the PCI in China, namely: (1) Phosphate ore mining and refining; (2) Phosphate chemicals production; and (3) Processing of by-products and waste from phosphate mining/refining, and phosphate chemicals production.
  • The project is comprised of three components, one for each sub-sector. Each project component is comprised of activities addressing the various barriers (i.e., policy/regulatory, institutional, technical, financial, information and awareness) to the application of low carbon and energy efficient technologies in each sub-sector of the Chinese PCI. Achieving the project’s objectives will contribute to the achievement of China’s climate change mitigation targets and the achievement of the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), specifically SDG 3 "Good health and well-being"; SDG 7 “Sustainable Energy”; SDG 9 "Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure"; and SDG 13 "Climate Action”.
     


Background

 

  • The PCI in China faces several challenges in in its three main sub-sectors including phosphate mining, chemical production process, and utilization of the industry by-products. The sector’s carbon emissions in China is manifested in three aspects, which are also the key problems to be solved in this project. 1)Phosphate rock mining is facing severe challenges because of its ecological environment impact; 2) phosphate chemicals production is facing severe challenges because of high energy consumption and CO2 emissions; 3) the utilization of the industry by-products, particularly phosphogypsum is insufficient.
     

 

Project Outcome

 

  • Green and low carbon development and operation of phosphate mines
  • Green and low carbon design and operation of phosphate chemicals production facilities
  • Green and low carbon design and operation of waste management systems in the phosphate chemicals industry
     

 

GESI Component

 

  • GEN2: The project has integrated a gender-responsive and inclusive perspective into project management and implementation procedures.
  • The project has taken GESI strictly into consideration and has prioritized its focus on women, the poor and the elderly.
     

Impact

START DATE

December 2020

END DATE

December 2022

STATUS

Ongoing

PROJECT OFFICE

China

IMPLEMENTING PARTNER

United Nations Development Programme

DONORS

Global Environment Fund Truste

TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS

$312,811

DELIVERY IN PREVIOUS YEARS

2021$80,509

2022$104,896

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