Advisian Carbon Risk Index Service (ACRIS)

The Advisian Carbon Risk Index Service (ACRIS) helps future proof your business. It’s a complete service providing real-time energy transition data and intelligence to respond to market events, quantify risk – and model options to reduce it.

Navigating the energy transition in the following industries:

Sectors - Aluminum

Aluminum smelting is a carbon emissions intensive industry. Aluminum smelting accounts for over 3% of the world’s total electricity use. The largest source of emissions from primary aluminum smelting is electrical power. Energy intensity for the industry has declined over time as energy efficiency measures have been adopted, older less efficient plants are closed and replaced with new, more efficient plants and producers look to use low or no carbon electricity sources.

The drive to reduce the carbon emissions intensity of aluminum production has prompted producers to research and develop innovative ideas to improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions.

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Aluminum
Aluminum

Sectors - Ammonia

Ammonia is the world’s most energy-intensive commodity chemical, responsible for 1% – 2% of global energy consumption and 1.8% of global CO₂ emissions.  Approximately 90% of the carbon emissions are from the production of hydrogen − for every ton of hydrogen, 9 tons of CO₂ are also produced.

Due to its substantial carbon footprint, the ammonia industry is coming under increased scrutiny as a target for industrial decarbonization efforts. As the Energy Transition gains momentum, ammonia producers will face increased pressure to develop and implement individually tailored decarbonization strategies while staying competitive.

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Ammonia
Ammonia

Sectors - Refining

The overall refining processes have a high carbon risk due to direct (Scope 1) and indirect (Scope 2 & 3) greenhouse gas emissions. The ACRI model covers Scope 1 and 2 emissions and covers over 730 refineries with capacity of 65,000 barrels/year of coastal refining capacity and 30,000 barrels/year of inland refining capacity. The model covers refineries across 20 different countries, the 5 US PADD regions and the rest of the world. We base the Advisian Carbon Risk Index on archetypal refineries − hydroskimming, cracking, coking and visbreaking− which represent most of the global refining base.

Although Scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions caused by combustion of refining products are the highest proportion of carbon emissions per megajoule from the refining industry, the model does not take these into consideration as these emissions are outside the control of the refinery.

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Refining
Refining

Insights - Hydrogen Price Model

Today there is no current open book price for low-carbon hydrogen, nor is there a futures platform where it can be openly traded. However, there is a need for providing a price benchmark for low or no carbon hydrogen for policy, technology and project development.

The hydrogen price model used in the Advisian Carbon Risk Index Service is based on a bottom up, engineering cost of production model based on inputs from Worley / Advisian engineering data and variable cost inputs.  The price model includes a calculated price for green and blue hydrogen, including a project internal rate of return.

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Hydrogen Pricing
Hydrogen Pricing Model

Insights - Carbon Intervention Database

ACRIS defines carbon interventions as government generated fiscal interventions, which are explicitly targeted at reducing the carbon footprint in a defined region, and industry.

The interventions covered in the global online database are:

 

  • Emission Trading Systems: market mechanisms for the definition, allocation and exchange of carbon emission rights; and,
  • Carbon Taxes: levies imposed on carbon emitting activities to disincentivize carbon emissions.

 

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Carbon Intervention Database
Carbon Intervention Database

Insights - Free Charts

Time is precious and being able to generate the right graphic to put in that presentation takes time. ACRIS is aware of the ever-shifting landscape of the Energy Transition and the need to present data that is timely, relevant and looks good. That's why we regularly make available high-res charts, tables and graphics for you to download and use in your own presentations. Simply source ACRIS as the copyright holder and then feel free to use.

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Free Charts
Free Charts

Carbon Risk News

Stay on top of the trends and regulatory changes that matter with our curated news. Commentary for each news story is provided to explain relevance and industry impact. Links are provided to relevant analyst notes and white papers where available to allow you to drill down deeper into the news.

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Carbon Risk News
Carbon Risk News