Towards a theory of energy management through contrasting case studies from the shipping and the manufacturing sectors.

The purpose of the research project is to analyze how energy management is conducted in Swedish manufacturing and shipping industries, as well as how these activities can be developed to contribute to the industry's transformation towards sustainable energy systems and long-term competitiveness.

Forskarskola Energisystem, forskningsprojekt om energiledning

To study how energy efficiency in manufacturing and shipping industry can be efficientized has a great deal of energy relevance and strategic work towards increased energy and resource efficiency is central to Swedish industry in a global market with scarce resources. It is also crucial for the industry to be long-term competitive, especially in industries where energy costs are a major part of operational costs, such as in energy-intensive manufacturing and process industry or in shipping.

Purpose of the study

The primary purpose of the research project is to analyze how energy management is conducted in Swedish manufacturing industry and in the shipping industry, as well as how this work can be developed to contribute to the industry's transformation into sustainable energy systems and long-term competitiveness.

Aim of the study

The project aims to carry out two parallel series of interdisciplinary case studies, which are integrated in themselves, on the energy management's practice in organizations from the shipping and manufacturing industry. The material from these contrasting cases will then be integrated and laid the foundation for a joint scientific discussion about standardization of energy management, and opportunities for improved management of the energy and utilization of shipping and manufacturing industries. 

Project time

October 2018 untill September 2022

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